German Musician Plays “On All Kinds of Instruments”

Lübeck, Germany in 1641

Lübeck, Germany in 1641

Today I added the below caption to the Trombone History Timeline (17th century, 2nd half).

1672—Lübeck, Germany: In his application for a position as a municipal musician, Hans Iwe writes that “in the beginning I learned to play music on all kinds of instruments from Hinrich Höpfener, a municipal musician here….I do not hesitate to play violin, viola da gamba, violone, all manner of woodwinds, cornetto, dulcian, trombone, bass trombone and flutes in a suitable manner; also if necessary I can serve with keyboard and vocal music” (as quoted in Snyder, Buxtehude revised 51).

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