Seattle Pacific University

Christoph Graupner: Composer’s Works Hidden in Darmstadt’s Court library

Elected for the Leipzig position ahead of Bach, Graupner declined as the Darmstadt Court made him stay. After his death in 1760, performances outside the Court were hindered as well as publication of his over 1400 cantatas and numerous other works. His rediscovery and publication provide exciting material for music teachers and students, a musical-liturgical resource for church musicians, and an enrichment for concert audiences. (Recorded examples are available.)

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