Alternative Names/Transliterations: Johann Caspar von Kerll; Kerl, Gherl, Kerle, Cherll, Cherle, Kherl, Kherll; Johann Kaspar, Hanß Caspar, Giovanni Gasparo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johann Caspar Kerll (9 April – 13 February ) was a German baroque composer and organist. One of many German organist/composers celebrated in his day but little known to modern listeners, Johann Kaspar Kerll carried on the keyboard traditions of.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kerll wrote masses, requiems and Magnificats, sometimes for two or three choruses, frequently using concertato techniques.

He worked at Vienna, Munich and Brussels, and also travelled widely. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Johann Kaspar Kerll had a lot in common with Muffat and Froberger: Particularly important are the many printed concerted massesa collection of motets and sacred concertos entitled Delectus sacrarum cantionum Munich, and Modulatio organica super Magnificat octo ecclesiasticis tonis respondens Munich,which contains liturgical organ music.

For some reason he was able to leave Brussels time and again without losing his job: Kerll was not an especially prolific composer, so the surviving works are relatively few. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat English Wikipedia links Pages using SortWorks.

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Kerll’s influence on later composers, however, is undeniable. Kerll was highly regarded by his contemporaries: Musicalisches Lexicon oder Musicalische Bibliothec.

Kerll’s Missa Superba 8vv in and performed the complete work in Leipzig At the end of Kerll relinquished his Vienna position and returned to Munich, where he died shortly afterwards. Apparently after he demonstrated exceptional musical abilities, Kerll was given an opportunity to study music under Giovanni Valentini, court Kapellmeister in Vienna.

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Kerll stayed in Vienna for almost 10 years after that, visiting Munich several times between and The couple had eight children, but only one of them, the youngest son, pursued a career in music. Wikipedia Website; Malcom Boyd, editor: Although Kerll was a well-known and influential composer, many of his works are currently lost.

Out of his vocal music, only 13 masses and 2 requiems have survived. This page was last edited johamn 22 Mayat Influence Johann Kasar Kerll ,erll highly regarded by his contemporaries: Unfortunately, many of these pieces either are lost for instance, no opera of Kerll’s survived or remain unpublished. The idea of repeating a particular theme in Kerll’s music reaches its extreme in the Magnificat tertii toniwhere a fugue subject consists of sixteen repeated E’s.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Johann Kaspar [Caspar] Kerll was a German baroque composer and organist. Anna Catharina died in from plague and he married his second wife Kunigunde Hilaris in possibly The plague, commemorated by Kerll in Modulatio organicaa collection of liturgical organ music, resulted in Anna Catharina’s death. Johann Pachelbel studied Kerll’s style, which is particularly obvious from his organ chaconnes, which are reminiscent of Kerll’s ostinato works; he may have also studied with Kerll, although there is no proof.

The losses are particularly striking in vocal music, with all 11 known operas and 24 offertories missing. Particularly important of these are his opera Oronte now lostwhich inaugurated the Munich opera house in Januaryand a vocal mass composed in for the coronation of Emperor Leopold I at Frankfurt. His new duties included composing religious music for church services, chamber music and opera for the court.


Much of his music was lost, including 11 operas which he was most famous for during his lifetime25 offertories, four masses, litanies, chamber sonatas and miscellaneous keyboard works. The four dance suites are also reminiscent of Froberger’s suites, yet two of them contain variation movements.

The Broude Trust, It is very likely that during his stay in Rome around Kerll studied with Johann Jakob Froberger, who was living in the city at the time, but no firm evidence was found to prove this. Bach Oxford University Press,Article author: Johann Kaspar Kerll Composer.

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Toccata quarta Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature and Toccata sesta per il pedali, both meant to be played on organ. Retrieved from ” https: It is modelled after Frescobaldi’s piece based on the same idea, Capriccio sopra il cuchobut is more structurally and harmonically complex.

Amor tiranno ovvero Regnero innamorato Kerll is one of the ‘masters’ included in the music book that J. Navigation menu Personal tools Log kasspar Request account.