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Ameln, Konrad

Ameln, Konrad, German musicologist and choral conductor; b. Neuss am Rhein, July 6, 1899; d. Lüdenscheid, Sept. 1, 1994. He studied at the Univ. of Göttingen (1919–21) and with Gutlitt at the Univ. of Freiburg im Breisgau (Ph.D., 1924, with the diss. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Melodien “Innsbruck, ich muss dick lassen” und “Ach Gott, von Himmel sieh darein”). After serving as a music consultant to the Central Office for General Librarianship in Leipzig (1926–28), he taught Protestant church music at the Univ. of Munster (1930–39). He also was founder-director of the Lüdenscheider Musikvere-inigung (1935–73). He taught at the Landeskirchenmusikschulen in Hannover (1947–48) and the Rhineland (1949–57). With C. Mahrenholz and W. Thomas, he was ed. of the valuable Handbuch der deutschen evangelische Kirchenmusik (Göttingen, 1932 et seq.). Ameln was the author of the studies Leonhard Learner (Lüdenscheid, 1957) and The Roots of German Hymnody of the Reformation Era (St. Louis, 1964).

Bibliography

G. Schuhmacher, ed., Traditionen und Reformen in der Kirchenmusik: Festschrift fü K. A. zum 75. Geburtstag (Kassel, 1974).

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