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Paul Siefert

Siefert was a German organist who also served at the primary church from the aged town of Konigsberg, the courtroom organist in Warsaw so that as the main organist for the Marienkirche in Danzig from 1623 until his loss of life. Though his musical existence was tumultuous with feuds happening with Kaspar Forster and Marco Scacchi, Siefert however advanced an unbiased style. His 1st setting from the “Psalmen Davids” had been fashioned following the design of his instructor, Sweelinck. “Psalmorum Davidicorum. . .II,” nevertheless, were collection for four voices with an eight component instrumental canzona. Historically these compositions is seen as the forerunner from the concertato chorale motet and cantata. The key pad music which Siefert made up was also affected from the Sweelinck college and illustrates items that are extremely ornamental with small counterpoint. The chorale melodies had been often arranged below the ornamented top voice performed by the proper hand.

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