Lubeck, Vincent

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Lubeck, Vincent

Lubeck, Vincent, eminent German organist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Padingbuttel, Sept. (?) 1654; d. Hamburg, Feb. 9, 1740. He was trained by his father in Flensburg. After serving as organist at Sts. Cosmas and Damian in Stade, near Hamburg (1675–1702), he was organist at the St. Nicolaikirche in Hamburg from 1702 until his death. Lübeck won great renown as a master organist and as a distinguished teacher. His 9 extant organ pieces, consisting mainly of preludes and fugues, reveal him as an outstanding composer of north German music. They have been ed. by K. Beckmann (Wiesbaden, 1973). Among his other works were 3 sacred cantatas and a keyboard suite (1728). See the ed. by G. Harms (Klecken, 1921).


P. Rubardt, V.L: Sein Leben und seine Werke, nebst Nachrichten über seine Familie und Beiträge zur Geschichte der Kirchenmusik in Stade und Hamburg im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (diss., Univ. of Leipzig, 1920).

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