German Renaissance composer Arnolt Schlick
Paula BÃ¤r-Giese soprano / Hans Meijer-soprano lute / Hein Hof Zeerijp organ
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Holy Kinship – c. 1470, panel painting, 69x144cm, Westphalian school, Maastricht, St Servatius Cathedral Treasury
Arnolt Schlick is known to have played at the installation of Archduke Maximilian at Frankfurt in 1486, and went to the Netherlands in 1490-1491, probably to escape from the plague which was then ravaging the Heidelberg area. In the 1490s he visited Strasbourg and Worms, and in the next decade was in considerable demand as an organ consultant. After 1516 he was an organist for the Electoral court in Frankfurt and the Saxon Elector’s court in Torgau. He may have played at Charles V’s coronation in Aachen in 1520, though his writing about the event is ambiguous. The last reference to Schlick is in 1521 in Hagenau, where he apparently examined a newly-built organ; after this he disappears from history.
Tabulaturen Etlicher lobgesang und lidlein uff die orgeln und lauten, ein theil mit zweien stimen zÃ¼ zwicken und die drit dartzu singen, etlich on gesangk mit dreien, von Arnolt Schlicken Pfaltzgravischem ChÃ¼rfÃ¼rstlichem Organisten Tabulirt, und in den truck in der ursprungklichen stat der truckerei zÃ¼ Maintz wie hienach volgt verordent.
Getruckt zÃ¼ Mentz durch Peter SchÃ¶ffern. Uff sant Matheis abent. Anno. M.d.xii.