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Ewaldt Hintz (Composer)

Born: unknown date - Danzig [now Gdańsk]
Died: after c1666 - unknown place

Ewaldt Hintz [Hinsch] was a German organist and composer. He was a pupil of Froberger. About 1656 he was organist to the Danish court, and he was Paul Siefert’s successor as organist of St Marien, Danzig, from about 1660 to about 1666. His only extant work, an elaborate organ chorale, Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, is found in the Pelplin Tablature (PL-PE) among a group of compositions intabulated about 1680. Only the name Ewaldt is given in the tablature, and the piece has been published under this name twice (AMP, ii, 1964, facs. repr., and CEKM, x/1, 1965); Klaus Beckmann has since plausibly identified ‘Ewaldt’ with Hintz and published the chorale again (Anton Neunhaber und Ewaldt Hintz: drei Choralbearbeitungen, Wiesbaden, 1974). More reliable, however, is the edition by J. Erdman (Utwory organowe z tabulatury pelplińskiej [Organ works from the Pelplin Tabulature], Warsaw, 1981). Judging by his style Hintz was influenced by the north German school of organist composers.


Source: Grove Music Online, © Oxford University Press 2006, acc. 5/10/06 (Author: Jerzy Gołos)
Contributed by
Thomas Braatz (May 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works


Chorale Melody


Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Chorale Prelude for Organ

Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

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EitnerQ | MGG1 (‘Pelpliner Orgeltabulatur’, A. Sutkowski) | FrotscherG
A. Sutkowski and O. Mischiati: ‘Una preziosa fonte manoscritta di musica strumentale: l’intavolatura di Pelplin’, L’organo, ii (1961), 53-72
A. Sutkowski: ‘The Pelplin Organ Tablature (1620–1630)’, The Works of
Frederick Chopin: Warsaw 1960, 628-9
P. Williams: review of Beckmann’s edn, ML, lvi (1975), 111-12

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