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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Opera and lyrical music
Sheet music for Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Composed by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680). Published by Edition Walhall (WH.EW-763).
Composed by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680). Edition Walhall #EW 862. Published by Edition Walhall (WH.EW-862).
Composed by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680). Edition Walhall #EW 869. Published by Edition Walhall (WH.EW-869).
Violin, Continuo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680). Arranged by Matthijs van der Moolen. Baroque Period, Renaissance, Early Music. Score. 3 pages. Published by Matthijs van der Moolen (S0.55771).
Violin and piano - Digital Download
From Sonatae unarum fidium, 1664. Composed by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680). Edited by Wolfgang Birtel. Arranged by Wolfgang Birtel. Copyright 2014 Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz. 13 pages. Published by Schott Music (S9.Q19676).
2 Recorder, 2 Violin, Basso Continuo
Composed by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680). Edited by Konrad Ruhland. Coppenrath Series. German title: Sonata Ad Tabulam 1701001. Single Part, Recorders 1 and 2. 4 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 91.215/21. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.9121521).
Schmelzer wrote the ballet music for about 40 opera’s by Draghi and other composers. He also wrote church music (e.g. "Missa Nuptialis"), as well as instrumental sonatas and trumpet fanfares. His music was influenced by the Eastern European folk music he picked up from the many different nationalities at the army quarters where he grew up.
Schmelzer’s father was an officer during the Thirty Years War. So Austrian composer Johann Schmelzer grew up in the military camps of the Austrian army. Because he was an excellent violin player, he was engaged at the Viennese court of the Habsburg emperor, Leopold I, in 1649. He was assistant conductor from 1671 and was appointed first conductor from 1679, the first non-Italian conductor at the court!