Fine portrait engraving by Philip Killian after the painting by Georg Nikolaus List. Dated 1659 in the plate. Samuel Friedrich CAPRICORNUS.

Fine portrait engraving by Philip Killian after the painting by Georg Nikolaus List. Dated 1659 in the plate.

Half-length. Within a decorative oval textual border incorporating music for the composer's canon "Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabbaoth." The subject is described as Kapellmeister to the Württemberg Court in Stuttgart in the present image.

Blank margins slightly foxed. In very good condition overall.

Reproduced in The New Grove v. 3, p. 759.

"Capricornus was an important figure in the development of German sacred music between Schütz and J.S. Bach. He was ambitious – he sought and won the approbation of Schütz and Carissimi – and prolific, being one of the few German composers of his time whose works were widely distributed both in manuscripts and print." Kerala J. Snyder, revised by John Sheridan in Grove Music Online.

Item #33472

Price: $650.00  other currencies

See all items in Art & Photographs
See all items by