Hanff, Johann Nicolaus

Johann Nicolaus Hanff, Auf meinen lieben Gott

Posted on Apr 9th, 2015

Johann Nikolaus Hanff (1663–1711) was a North German organist and composer. Little is known about his early life. Till 1696 he lived in Hamburg…

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Johann Nicolaus Hanff, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

Posted on Nov 11th, 2017

Eleven days late for the actual occasion, here is Hanff's version of "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott". Lacking a manuscript source, I based my score…

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Johann Nicolaus Hanff, Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen

Posted on Oct 31st, 2016

Hanff is another composer of whom too little music survived. Just 7 chorale preludes and a few cantatas. The prelude on "Helft mir Gottes Güte…

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Johann Nicolaus Hanff, Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit

Posted on Jan 27th, 2021

Only 6 choral preludes by Hanff's hand are known. And that is a pity because these 7 are of high quality. The source for this transription of Hanff's…

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