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 Claudio Merulo Summary
The Italian composer, organist, and teacher Claudio Merulo (1533-1604) was particularly important in the evolution of an independent style in organ composition, and he made significant contributions to the development of the keyboard toccata.
In organ music, Merulo and his contemporaries stand at the critical point at which a distinctive idiomatic style and appropriate forms for the instrument were emerging.
Merulo enjoyed such a reputation as a performer that his practice and teaching were made central in the definitive work on performance that came from the pen of his pupil Girolamo Diruta (II Transilvano, part I, 1593; part II, 1608).
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 Claudio Merulo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We can deduce that Merulo used the Steccata's organ for his proofs of new composition, based on his Venetian experience, and that Merulo himself kept in Parma Venetian Music technique of the 3rd quarter of XVI Century.
Claudio Merulo is famous for his keyboard music.
Merulo's technique on keyboard playing consists in a particular fingersatz, rapidity of performance, politeness and neatness staying on keyboard.
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 Claudio Merulo (1533-1604) - famous Claudio Merulo (1533-1604) Classics hit collection and Claudio Merulo (1533-1604) ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the most famous organists of his time, Claudio Merulo held appointment as organist at St Mark's in Venice from 1557 until 1584, subsequently entering the service of the Duke of Mantua and then of the Duke of Parma.
Merulo was also a prolific composer of madrigals, leaving a considerable body of work in this form, with collections for three, four and five voices.
MERULO: Missa Virginis Mariae / Toccata / Magnificat
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Volumes edited by him appear up until 1575 and include pieces by composers as Verdelot, Arcadelt, Rore, and Lassus, often substantially changed in underlay, accidentals, and even the musical fabric itself Other works include sacred and secular vocal music (chiefly Masses, motets, and madrigals); intermedi for two dramas.
Merulo's own output consists of four volumes of madrigals, two of Masses, six of motets, six of organ music and one of instrumental ricercars; some of these were issued posthumously by his nephew, who succeeded him at Parma.
He developed the ricercar and canzona forms, but made his most significant contribution to the toccata, imparting to it an impressive formal balance between brilliant, improvisatory writing and sterner contrapuntal passages whose ideas might be cleverly reworked as the piece proceeded.
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 Classical Net - Composers - Merulo
Merulo derived from the intellectual lineage of Willaert, and carried on his contrapuntal instrumental ideas to their point of most elaborate development.
Highly educated, he was first organist at St. Mark's during the era of the Gabrielis, and was the most important composer to perfect the "organ mass" as a genre.
Merulo's music is always clearly conceived and broad in scope.
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