Category: Lohet, Simon

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Simon Lohet, Surviving organ works

Simon Lohet (Loxhay) (c. 1550 – 1611) was a Flemish composer, possibly born in Maastricht. All of Lohet’s known works are contained in Johann Woltz’s Nova musices organicae tabulatura (Basel, 1617). The bulk of...

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Simon Lohet, Canzona

The Canzona by Lohet is really a fugue in much the same style as most of his 20 fugues. Perhaps it is callec canzona, because of it’s sing-like character. The fast acoustic of the...

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Lohet, Fuga Vigesima

Almost two months have passed since I posted Lohet’s 19th fugue. So it’s about time to publish the 20th and last fugue. It consists of two sections, each with a fugal treatment of a...

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 17

The 17th fugue of Lohet is a mono thematic fugue and an intricate one. In it Lohet explores the different ways in which the theme and its inversion can be combined. The theme overlaps...

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 16

The sixteenth fugue of Lohet has no less then three different themes. But they all do not get more than one exposition and then the fugue is over. Interesting is that in the first...

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 15

In his fiftheenth fugue Lohet experiments with inversion. After the first statement of the first theme, it is immediately answered by its inversion. The third and fourth statement of the theme are respectively its...

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 14

The fourteenth fugue of Lohet is again a calm flowing piece. It makes extensive use of syncopation, which makes a nice ‘wobly’ effect in the flow of the music. I recorded it using the...