The French organ school formed in the the first half of the 17th century. As a means of recording the passage of Time, the 17th Century was that Century which lasted from 1601 - 1700 in the Gregorian calendar It progressed from the strict polyphonic music of Jean Titelouze (ca 1563–1633) to a unique, richly ornamented style with its own characteristic forms that made full use of the French classical organ. Jean ( Jehan) Titelouze (c 1562/3 &ndash 24 October 1633 was a French composer poet and organist of the early Baroque period Instrumental in establishing this style were Louis Couperin (ca 1626–1661), who experimented with structure, registration and melodic lines, expanding the traditional polyphonic forms, and Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (1632–1714), who established the distinct forms and styles of what was to become the French organ tradition. Louis Couperin (c 1626 &ndash 1661 was a French Baroque Composer who made significant contributions to the development of Baroque keyboard music Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (1632-1714 was a French musician who was born lived and died in Paris.
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First period: the development of free polyphony
Second period: the establishing of the French Classical Organ School
Third period: 18th century
References and further reading
- Fenner Douglass. Jean ( Jehan) Titelouze (c 1562/3 &ndash 24 October 1633 was a French composer poet and organist of the early Baroque period Charles Racquet (1598 &ndash 1664 was a French Organist who was born and died in Paris. Louis Couperin (c 1626 &ndash 1661 was a French Baroque Composer who made significant contributions to the development of Baroque keyboard music François Roberday (1624 &ndash October 13 1680) was a French Baroque Organist and Composer. Nicolas Gigault (1627 &ndash August 20, 1707) was a French Baroque organist and Composer. Nicolas-Antoine Lebègue (1631 &ndash July 6, 1702) was a French Baroque Composer, Organist and Harpsichordist Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (1632-1714 was a French musician who was born lived and died in Paris. Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (April 1 1629 – April 23 1691 was a French Composer and Harpsichordist in the court of King Louis XIV of France. André Raison (born before 1650 &ndash 1719 was a French Baroque Composer and Organist. Gilles Jullien (c 1650/53 &ndash 1703 was a French Composer and organist. Jacques Boyvin (c 1649 &ndash June 30 1706 was a French Baroque Composer and Organist. François Couperin (fʀɑ̃swa kuˈpʀɛ̃ (November 10 1668 &ndash September 11 1733 was a French Baroque composer organist and harpsichordist Louis Marchand (February 2 1669 &ndash February 17 1732 was a virtuoso Organist and Harpsichordist. Gaspard Corrette (c 1670 &ndash before 1733 was a French Composer and organist. Nicolas de Grigny ( baptized September 8 1672 &ndash November 30 1703 was a French Organist and Composer. Pierre Dumage (or du Mage) (ca 1674-1751 was a French Organist of the Baroque period Jean-Adam Guilain (real name Jean Adam Guillaume Freinsberg) (c Louis-Nicolas Clérambault was a French Musician, born and died in Paris (December 19 1676 - October 26 1749 best known as an Organist and Jean-François Dandrieu (c 1682 &ndash January 17 1738 was a French Baroque Composer, Harpsichordist and organist. François d'Agincourt (also d'Agincour, Dagincourt, Dagincour) (1684 - April 30 1758 was a French Composer, Harpsichordist and Louis-Antoine Dornel (c 1685 - c 1765 was a French Composer, Harpsichordist, Organist and Violinist, who lived in Paris. Louis-Claude Daquin (or d'Acquin (July 4 1694 &ndash June 15 1772 was a French Composer of Jewish birth writing in the Baroque and Galant Louis Archimbaud ( 1705 &ndash 1789) was a French composer He was one of the last representatives of the Baroque style of French organ school Michel Corrette ( April 10 1707 &ndash January 21 1795) was a French Organist, Composer and author of musical Claude Balbastre ( December 8, 1724 – May 9, 1799) was a French Composer, Organist and Harpsichordist The Language of the Classical French Organ: A Musical Tradition Before 1800. Yale University Press, 1995. ISBN 0300064268
- Willi Apel. The History of Keyboard Music to 1700. Translated by Hans Tischler. Indiana University Press, 1972. ISBN 0-253-21141-7. Originally published as Geschichte der Orgel- und Klaviermusik bis 1700 by Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel.
- Barbara Owen. The Registration of Baroque Organ Music. Indiana University Press, 1997. ISBN 0253210852
- Alexander Silbiger. Keyboard Music Before 1700. Routledge, 2004. ISBN 0415968917
See also First manner Jacques Champion de Chambonnières Louis Couperin Nicolas Lebègue Jean-Henri d'Anglebert The 17th century organ composers of Germany can be divided into two primary schools the north German school and the south German school (sometimes a third school The following is a list of organ composers. It details those composers who wrote or write for the pipe organ. The organ repertoire consists of Music written for the organ.
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