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Wolff Heintz (Composer)

Born: c1490
Died: 1552 (?)

Wolff [Wolfgang] Heintz was organist at Magdeburg in 1537, and afterwards organist at Halle. He was friend of Martin Luther, who in 1543 wrote to condole with him on the loss of his wife. He is mentioned also in Amerbach's Organ Tabulature.

Wolff Heintz' compositions consist of sacred and secular part-songs, of which several have been reprinted in modern edition; also psalms and cantatas.

 

Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition; Author: 3E. van der Straeten)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, setting for 4 voices in G. Rhau, Newe deudsche geistliche Gesenge

Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

1544

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