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Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon

(or Pieters) (variants include Swelinck and Swelingh; 1562–1621). Calvinist composer; b. Deventer or Amsterdam, Neth.; organist Amsterdam; taught J. Praetorius,* S. Scheidt,* H. Scheidemann,* et al. Works include Cantiones sacrae. See also Toccata.

W. Apel, Masters of the Keyboard (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1947); H. Besseler, Die Musik des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (Potsdam, 1931); M. F. Bukofzer, Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach (New York, 1947); G. Frotscher, Geschichte des Orgelspiels und der Orgelkomposition. 2 vols. (Berlin, 1935–36); R. M. Haas, Die Musik des Barocks (Potsdam, 1928); P. H. Láng, Music in Western Civilization (New York, 1941).


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