The BBC artist page for Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (also: Johann(es) Hieronymus Kapsberger or Passacaglia. Solo music by Johann Kapsberger. Johann Kapsberger. «John and Robert Passacaglia 21 [PDF] [MIDI] [XML] Kapsberger Grade

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Among them was Athanasius Kircherwho described Kapsberger as a “superb genius” and attested that he has “successfully penetrated the secrets of music.

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After Kapsberger moved to Romewhere he quickly attained a reputation as a brilliant virtuoso. At least six collections were published during his lifetime, two of which are currently lost. Toccata No 6 Composer. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger.

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This list only includes works published during the composer’s lifetime; the few pieces that survive in manuscripts, as well as pieces of kapsbfrger attribution, are not included. It is fun to play and not difficult. Aurilla mia, quando m’accese Composer. Libro primo de balli, gagliarde et correnti, a quattro voci Rome, and Libro primo di sinfonie a quattro Rome,p. Kapsberger’s writing is characterized, especially in toccatasby spontaneous changes, sharp contrasts, unusual rhythmic groupings and, sometimes, passages that do not conform to the rules of kapsberher that were in use at the time.


Passacaglia in D-, for theorbo and continuo

The Bergamasca is a ground bass dance form originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy. A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments. These included the celebrated Libro I d’intavolatura di lautoKapsberger’s only surviving collection of music for lute.

Around Kapsberger married Gerolima di Rossi, with whom he had at least three children. Biography Wikipedia Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: This entry is from Wikipediathe user-contributed encyclopedia.

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Toccata No 1 Composer. Playlists featuring Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger. New York and London: Academy of Ancient Music. He composed both vocal and instrumental music, his main contribution now being seen as his influence on the development of the theorbo known in Italy as the chitaronne as a solo instrument. However I thought straight away that it would sound good on the guitar arrangement and when I came across a MIDI file of the piece link no longer available I was able to make this arrangement.

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Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger also: Kapsberger is best remembered as a composer for lute and theorbo. Toccata arpeggiata Libro primo d’intavolatura di chitarrone Composer.

Kapsberger’s other music includes two collections of instrumental ensemble dances, rare for the period, and a wealth of vocal music, which was widely performed during kapzberger lifetime, but which is now critically less acclaimed. Passavaglia page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Added, go to My Music to see full list. I have given some suggested fingering that I think helps to give an impression of the very resonant nature of music played on the chitaronne. Preface to Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger: Nothing is known about Kapsberger’s date and place of birth.


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A prolific and highly original composer, Kapsberger is chiefly remembered today for his lute and theorbo chitarrone music, which was seminal in the development of these as solo instruments.

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Toccata arpeggiata, Toccata seconda, and Colascione for chittarone. He started publishing his music at around the same time, with more than a dozen collections of music appearing during the next ten years.

Read more at Wikipedia. Pxssacaglia di Spagna Composer. Libro Quarto d’Intavolatura di Chitarone”, Some of it is straightforward to play, but other passages benefit from inventive fingering – I will perhaps post a fingered version in due course.

Toccata novena e Passacaglia.