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Carl August Haupt (Composer)

Born: August 25, 1810 - Kuhnau, Silesia, Germany
Died: July 4, 1891 - Berlin, Germany

Carl August Haupt was a distinguished German organist, pupil of A.W. Bach, Klein and Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn, and at a later date of the two Schneiders. In 1832 he obtained his first post at the French convent in Berlin, from which he rose to the parish church of the city, where he succeeded Thiele in 1849. His reputation spread beyond his native country, and in 1854 he was consulted by Donaldson, Ouseley and Willis, the committee appointed to draw up a scheme for a gigantic organ at the Crystal Palace. In 1869 he succeeded his old master Bach as director of the Königliche Kirchenmusik Institut at Berlin, a post which he filled until shortly before his death.

Carl August Haupt was remarkable for his fine extempore variations in the style of J.S. Bach - close and scientific, and increasing, in elaboration with each fresh treatment of the theme.

 

Source: Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition, Author: Sir George Grove)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2008)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Canon at the octave to the chorale Der lieben Sone licht und pracht

Der lieben Sonne Licht und Pracht

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