[Kyrie eleison] (Hassler)

[Kyrie eleison] (Hassler)

Arranger: James MacGregor; Composer: Hans Leo Hassler
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Arranger: James MacGregor

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Composer: Hans Leo Hassler

Hans Leo Hassler Germany 1564-1612. Born at Nuremberg, Germany, he came from a family of famous musicians and received early education from his father. He then studied in Venice, Italy, with Andrea Gabrieli, uncle of Giovanni Gabrieli, his friend, with whom he composed a wedding motet. The uncle taught him to play the organ. He learned the polychoral style and took it back to Germany after Andrea Gabrieli's death. He served as organist and composer for Octavian Fugger, the princely art patron of Augsburg (1585-1601). He was a prolific composer but found his influence limited, as he was Protestant in a still heavily Catholic region. In 1602 he became director of town music and organist in the Frauenkirche in Nuremberg until 1608. He… Go to person page >

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Title: [Kyrie eleison] (Hassler)
Arranger: James MacGregor
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler
Incipit: 12342 21345 6445
Key: f minor
Source: Verbum caro factum est, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Copyright: © 1976 James MacGregor


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The Hymnal 1982 #S89

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