Lohet, Fuga Vigesima

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2016

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,…

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Lohet, Undecima Fuga

Posted on Mar 11th, 2016

Playing the eleventh fugue of Lohet one wonders wether Bach knew the fugues of Lohet. The theme of the fugue BWV 878 is the same as the theme of…

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Simon Lohet, Canzona

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2016

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…

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Simon Lohet, Compositio super coral Psalm 9

Posted on Jul 15th, 2016

Lohet's composition on the melody of psalm 9 is a nice example of dense renaissance contrapuntal writing. Each stanza of the choral gets a fugual…

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Simon Lohet, Decima Fuga

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016

The tenth fugue by Lohet is a lively piece. It's not exactly a mono thematic fugue, as there are four different segments discernable. Actually quite…

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Simon Lohet, Decima tertia Fuga

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016

The thirteenth fugue by Lohet is more dance like than the preceeding fugue with its long lines. I think it is better suited to use the pedal with…

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Simon Lohet, Duodecima Fuga

Posted on Mar 19th, 2016

The twelfth fugue by Lohet is a slow flowing piece. It's very reminisence of a Kyrie by da Palestrina: long lines intertwine gracefully with each…

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Simon Lohet, Erbarm dich mein, Herre Gott

Posted on Sep 30th, 2016

Lohet's composition on the melody of psalm 51 sounds to me like it was originally written for voices. It's a more simple composition than his…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 15

Posted on Apr 10th, 2016

In his fiftheenth fugue Lohet experiments with inversion. After the first statement of the first theme, it is immediately answered by its inversion.…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 14

Posted on Apr 5th, 2016

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…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 16

Posted on Apr 30th, 2016

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.…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga 17

Posted on May 11th, 2016

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…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga Decima Nova

Posted on May 12th, 2016

The 19th fugue of Lohet is again a mono thematic fugue. There is hardly a measure where the theme is not present in one of the voices. In atmosphere…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga Decima Octava

Posted on Apr 24th, 2016

Of course I had to try Lohet on my new sample set as well. Lohet's eighteenth fugue is again some dense contrapuntal writing. The first part of the…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga Prima

Posted on Jan 9th, 2016

Simon Lohet (Loxhay) (c. 1550 – 1611) was a Flemish composer, possibly born in Maastricht. During his live he was mostly active in Germany. He was…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga Quarta

Posted on Jan 19th, 2016

The fourth fugue of Simon Lohet offers a few surprises. At least to me. Firstly, parallel fifths and parallel octaves apparently weren't as…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga Secunda

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016

The second fugue of Lohet from Johann Woltz’s Nova musices organicae tabulatura (Basel, 1617). The harmonic progression in this second fugue…

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Simon Lohet, Fuga Tertia

Posted on Jan 14th, 2016

The third fugue of Lohet from Johann Woltz’s Nova musices organicae tabulatura (Basel, 1617). The recording was done with the sampleset, made…

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Simon Lohet, Motet media vita in morte

Posted on Jul 15th, 2016

Lohet's transcription of the motet "Media vita in morte" has the main melody in whole notes in the bass voice. The recording was done on the…

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Simon Lohet, Nona Fuga

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

Lohet's Nona fuga has a far more subdued character than most of the preceeding fugues. I think it can best be played with use of the pedals. But I…

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Simon Lohet, Nun welche hie Ihr Hoffnung gar (Psalm 125)

Posted on Oct 30th, 2016

The last piece of Lohet there is for me to publish is a four voice treatment of Psalm 125. It's not based on the melody of Psalm 125 as we know it.…

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Simon Lohet, Octava Fuga

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2016

Another dance-like fugue of Lohet. Apart from some unusual (to our 'modern' ears) harmonic progressions, this piece could have been written a 100…

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Simon Lohet, Quinta Fuga

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2016

Lohet's Quinta Fuga (I follow the designation in the original Edition, instead of naming it Fuga Quinta) shows its Renaissance roots more than the…

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Simon Lohet, Septima Fuga

Posted on Jan 31st, 2016

Lohet's Septima Fuga is actually two small fugues in one piece. Two different (but related) themes each get an exposition and then the fugue is over.…

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Simon Lohet, Sexta Fuga

Posted on Jan 28th, 2016

Lohet's sixth fugue, though short, uses contrapuntal devices as stretto and diminution and combines them as well. In that respect it is more modern…

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Simon Lohet, Surviving organ works

Posted on Nov 25th, 2016

Simon Lohet (Loxhay) (c. 1550 – 1611) was a Flemish composer, possibly born in Maastricht. All of Lohet’s known works are contained in Johann…

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