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Encyclopedia > Georg Böhm

The famous organist Georg Böhm (September 2, 1661 - May 18, 1733) was born in Hohenkirchen, Thuringia Germany. It is know that for a period of time Böhm worked in the town of Hamburg, where he may have studied with Johann Adam Reinken. He Later moved to Lüneburg, Hanover where in 1698 he became the organist of The Church of St. John, a position he held until his death in 1733. Böhm is mainly known for his compositions for the organ and harpsichord, (primarily preludes, fugues, and partitas) many of which became a great influnce for the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. This article or section should be merged with Pipe organ The Casavant pipe organ at Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, Montreal The organ is a type of keyboard musical instrument, distinctive because the sound is not produced by a percussion action, as on a piano or celesta, or by... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years). ... Events January 6 - The fifth monarchy men unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 sq. ... Johann Adam Reinken (April 27, 1623 - November 24, 1722) was an organist at St. ... Map of Germany showing Lüneburg Lüneburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, about 50km southeast of Hamburg. ... Alternate meanings: Hanover (district), Hanover (region), Hanover (state), other uses Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (in German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the Leine river, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) in Germany. ... Events January 4 - Palace of Whitehall in London is destroyed by fire. ... An organ is the following: In anatomy, an organ is a group of tissues which perform some function. ... A harpsichord is the general term for a family of European keyboard instruments, including the large instrument nowadays called a harpsichord, but also the smaller virginals, the muselar virginals and the spinet. ... In music, a prelude is a short piece, usually in no particular form. ... For the use of the word in psychology see fugue state In music, a fugue is a type of piece written in counterpoint for several independent musical voices. ... Johann Sebastian Bach, 1748 portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685[1] (O.S.) – July 28, 1750[2] (N.S.)) was a German composer and organist of the Baroque period, and is universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. ...


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