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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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Kelemen, Joseph – Johann Kaspar Kerll: Toccata quarta Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature and Toccata sesta per oaspar pedali. Six of the surviving johann were published during Kerll’s lifetime as Missae sex, cum instrumentis concertantibus, e vocibus in ripieno, adjuncta una pro defunctis cum seq.

During the following several years Kerll was somehow able to combine travelling with working in Brussels without losing his job. Little is known about his childhood and youth.

Bach ] Works performed by J. A pension was granted to him in by the emperor, who in employed him as one of his court organists. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. L’amor della patria superiore al’ ogn’ altro Influence Johann Kaspar Kerll was highly regarded by his contemporaries: Kerll moved to Vienna in and was appointed as court organist in Laspar Commons has media related to Johann Caspar Kerll.

Kerll stayed in Vienna for almost 10 years after that, visiting Munich several times between and Capriccio sopra il Cucu is based on an imitation of the cuckoo ‘s call, which is heard more than times in the piece. Johann Kaspar Kerll Composer.

Johann Caspar Kerll – ChoralWiki

Most vocal works employ an advanced concertato technique; the requiem mass Missa pro defunctis fromscored for five voices with no accompaniment, is a notable exception. Kerll’s canzonas consist, typically for the time, of several fugal sections; some also have toccata-like passagework embedded in the development of cadences. The Munich years were especially important for Kerll: Most of Kerll’s keyboard works are meant to be played on organ or harpsichord.


This page was last edited on 22 Mayat Kerll is one of the ‘masters’ included in the music book that J. Bach and George Frideric Handel studied J. The four dance suites are also reminiscent of Froberger’s suites, yet two of them contain variation movements.

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.

Apparently after he demonstrated exceptional musical abilities, Kerll was given an opportunity to study music under Giovanni Valentini, court Kapellmeister in Vienna. In addition to these, an assortment of other keyboard pieces survives: Kerll gave up his post in Munich in for unclear reasons there were rumors about him quarreling with other court musicians, ,erll discipline in the court, etc. Kerll was the son of Caspar Kerll and Catharina Hendel married 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.

Johann Kaspar Kerll [Kerl, Gherl]

The couple had eight children, but only one of them, the youngest son, pursued a career in music. Kerll was highly regarded by his contemporaries: Kerll’s other surviving keyboard music includes a number of canzonas, probably composed for educational purposes, liturgical Magnificat cycles and several standalone works: Short Biography Missa Superba.

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. He would, however, maintain contact with Elector Ferdinand Maria until his death.


Johann Caspar Kerll

Kerll became one of the most acclaimed composers of his time, known both as a gifted composer and an outstanding teacher. Although Kerll was a well-known and influential composer, many of his works are currently lost.

Kerll gave up his post in Munich in for unclear reasons – it is believed that there was a particularly serious quarrel with other court musicians Italian singers which made him leave. Kerll as one of the composers whom J.

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Two ostinato works survive, a passacaglia and a chaconne, both built on a descending bass pattern; the passacaglia is perhaps Kerll’s most well-known work. 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, keerll there is no proof. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Johann Kaspar Kerll had a lot in common with Muffat and Froberger: The losses are particularly striking jjohann vocal music, with all 11 known operas and 24 offertories missing.

Bach Oxford University Press,Article author: Abraham van den Kerckhoven substituted for Kerll while he was away and ultimately succeeded him inwhen Kerll left. Johann Kaspar [Caspar] Kerll was a German baroque composer and organist. Kerll wrote masses, requiems and Magnificats, sometimes for two or three choruses, frequently using concertato techniques. The losses are particularly striking in vocal music, with all 11 known kedll and 24 offertories missing. The plague, commemorated by Kerll in Modulatio organicaa collection of liturgical organ music, resulted in Anna Catharina’s death.