By age 11 Grabbe was patronized by Count Simon VI who produced him an associate from the choir at Schloss Brake. Grabbe discovered the body organ from Conradus, been successful him, and was afforded both opportunity and the trouble to review with Gabrieli in Venice. Grabbe retuned to Schloss Brake but soon thereafter Conradus passed away. Appointed as the vice-Kappelmeister to Count number Ernst III he could find out about the instrumental music of Britain as Brade and Simpson had been used at Buckeburg. The madrigals which Grabbe made up show money with Italian designs and flowing designs in the constructions of his melodic lines.