A to Z: K is for Nicolaus à Kempis

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0 This is day 11 of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) throughout the month of April. For this challenge, I am curating a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least).Today’s composer is Nicolaus à Kempis (c. 1600 – 1676)
Not much is known about Nicolaus à Kempis. Some scholars think he came from northern Italy or Florence. He was known for introducing the Italian style of singing into the Netherlands and Belgium. In Brussels he became organist at the Cathedral where his son succeeded him in 1670. He published some 98 works in several volumes in Antwerp. The collection consisted of symphonies, sonatas, motets, and instrumental pieces.

Symphonia Septima a 3 supra Ciaconna

The composer’s Wikipedia page Nicolaus a Kempis

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