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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Johann Mattheson’s Der Vollkommene Capellmeister: Bach via the latter’s elder brother and teacher Johann Christoph Bach [22]a pupil of J. Bach ] Works performed by J. Six of the surviving masses were published during Kerll’s lifetime as Missae sex, cum instrumentis concertantibus, e vocibus in ripieno, adjuncta una pro johannn cum seq.

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Web page content is available under the CPDL copyright license ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms. 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. Kerll’s fame started growing rapidly as he was given more and more important tasks.

Most of Kerll’s keyboard works are meant to be played on organ or harpsichord. Toccata quarta Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature and Toccata sesta per il pedali. 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. February 13, – Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The four dance suites are also reminiscent of Froberger’s suites, yet two of them contain variation movements.

Although Kerll was a well-known and influential composer, many of his works are currently lost. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He visited Munich several times between andpublishing his Modulatio organica and Missae sexdedicated to the ketll there.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Oxford Composer Companion J. Bach in Leipzig 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 jihann the cuckoo ‘s call, which is heard more than times in the piece.

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Short Biography Missa Superba. Kerll did, however, maintain contact with Kaspag Ferdinand Maria until his death. 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.

Kerll was the son of Caspar Kerll and Catharina Hendel married Kerll’s eight toccatas that correspond to the eight church modes alternate between free and strict contrapuntal sections, sometimes in contrasting kaspra. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account.

The surviving keyboard music is cast in the typical southern German style, combining strict German counterpoint with Italian styles and techniques; Frescobaldi and especially Froberger were the most important influences.

Musicalisches Lexicon oder Musicalische Bibliothec. The works of Delectus sacrarum cantionummotets and sacred concertos for voices, are sectional compositions alternating between imitative writing and free, highly ornamented parts.

At the end of Kerll relinquished his Vienna position and returned to Munich, where he died shortly afterwards. The two best known keyboard pieces by Kerll are both programmatic, descriptive pieces.

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He spent several years in Vienna, studying and working as a court organist, then moved to Rome, where he became a pupil of Giacomo Carissimi. Toccata quarta Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature and Toccata sesta per il pedali, both meant to be played on organ. Wikimedia Commons has kerpl related to Johann Caspar Kerll.

A pension was granted to him in by the johabn, who in employed him as one of his court organists. Although Kerll was a well-known and influential composer, many of his works are currently lost.


Kerll’s chamber works include a canzona for two violinsviola da gamba and basso continuo and three sonatas. This page was last edited on 22 Mayat Returning to Brussels for a brief time, he left again in the winter oftravelling to Dresden.

Kerll’s Johan Superba 8vv in and performed the complete work in Leipzig Kerll’s style and many of his works show his influence. Wikipedia Website; Kasppar Boyd, editor: The couple had eight children, but only one of them, the youngest son, pursued a career in music.

Kerll became one of the most acclaimed composers of his time, known jjohann as a gifted composer and an outstanding teacher. His new duties included composing religious music for church services, chamber music and opera for the court.

Kerll’s canzonas consist, typically for the time, of several fugal sections; some also have toccata-like passagework embedded in the development of cadences. Most of Kerll’s keyboard works are playable on both pipe organ and harpsichordthe exceptions are four dance suites composed for harpsichord and two organ toccatas: Influence Johann Kaspar Kerll was highly regarded by his contemporaries: The complex imitative counterpoint that dominates Kerll’s chamber music is also present in most of his sacred vocal works: The plague, commemorated by Kerll in Modulatio organicaa collection of liturgical organ music, resulted in Anna Catharina’s death.

Johann Pachelbel studied Kerll’s style, which is particularly obvious from kwspar organ chaconnes, which are reminiscent of Kerll’s ostinato works; he may have also studied with Kerll, although there is no proof.