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Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon

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Author(s): Luth, Jan R.
[German Version] (May, 1562, Deventer – Oct 16, 1621, Amsterdam), organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. Sweelinck was an employee of the city at a time when organ accompaniment of liturgical singing was not common. His activity therefore consisted primarily of performing (Church concert), other municipal functions like carillon-playing, and giving organ lessons. Through his students J. Praetorius and Heinrich Scheidemann, his influence extended far beyond the Netherlands. He composed vocal and i…

Acquoy, Johannes Gerhardus Rijk

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Author(s): Luth, Jan R.
[German Version] (Jan 3, 1829, Amsterdam – Dec 15, 1896, Leiden). Theological studies in Amsterdam 1850; doctorate Leiden, 1857. Teacher of Hebrew at Amsterdam grammar school, 1854–1857. Pastor in Eerbeek, Koog aan de Zaan, and Zaltbommel. Church professor of church history and practical theology at Leiden from 1878. University professor of church history and …


(126 words)

Author(s): Luth, Jan R.
[English Version] Sweelinck,  Jan Pieterszoon (Mai 1562 Deventer – 16.10.1621 Amsterdam), Organist der Oude Kerk zu Amsterdam. S. war Beamter im Dienst der Stadt in einer Zeit, in der die Orgelbegleitung der gottesdienstlichen Choräle noch nicht üblich war. Seine Tätigkeit bestand daher hauptsächlich im Konzertieren (Kirchenkonzert), anderen Obliegenheiten für die Stadt wie dem Glockenspiel und dem Erteilen von Orgelunterricht. Durch seine Schüler J. Prätorius und Heinrich Scheidemann hatte er weit…

Douen, Emmanuel-Orentin

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Author(s): Luth, Jan R.
[German Version] (Feb 6, 1830, Templeux-le-Guérard - Jul 9, 1896, Paris) was from an old Huguenot family. He was a weaver's apprentice in Saint-Quentin; until 1849 he was at the Gymnasium in Strasbourg, where he then studied theology. From 1853 to 1861 he was a pastor in Quincy-Ségy. In 1861, he became a representative of the Protestant Bible Society in Paris and in 1866, one of the patrons of the Société d'histoire du protestantisme. Douen was known foremost for his study on the Geneva Psalter (Psalms/Psalter: IV, 3.b), Clément Marot et le Psautier huguenot (2 v…

Hasper, Hendrik

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Author(s): Luth, Jan R.
[German Version] (Sep 14, 1886, Enumatil – Mar 24, 1974, Rijswijk). Hasper, who studied theology at Amsterdam from 1905 to 1913, served as a pastor on the island of Schiermonnikoog, in Oldeboorn, in Heemstede, and in The Hague. He is a major figure in hymnology. His published works include a history of the Genevan Psalter (Psalms/Psalter: IV, 3.b). His views on the notation of its tunes and his interpretation of Calvin's guidelines for singing in church were controversial. He was very disappointed…