Alternative Names/Transliterations: Johann Caspar von Kerll; Kerl, Gherl, Kerle, Cherll, Cherle, Kherl, Kherll; Johann Kaspar, Hanß Caspar, Giovanni Gasparo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johann Caspar Kerll (9 April – 13 February ) was a German baroque composer and organist. One of many German organist/composers celebrated in his day but little known to modern listeners, Johann Kaspar Kerll carried on the keyboard traditions of.

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Johann Kaspar Kerll [Kerl, Gherl]

The couple had eight children, but only one of them, the youngest son, pursued a career in music. Iohann van den Kerckhoven substituted for Kerll while he was away and ultimately succeeded him inwhen Kerll left.

Johann Kaspar [Caspar] Kerll was a German baroque composer and organist.

Kerll’s johajn and many of his works show his influence. Wikipedia Website; Malcom Boyd, editor: Although it has been suggested that Kerll might have worked at the Stephansdomthere is no proof.

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Little is known about his childhood and youth. Most of Kerll’s keyboard works are meant to be played on organ or harpsichord. At the end of he relinquished his position, left Vienna and returned to Munich, where he died shortly afterwards.

Kerll gave up his post in Munich in for unclear reasons there were rumors about him quarreling with other court musicians, bad discipline in the court, etc.

L’amor della patria superiore al’ ogn’ altro Although Kerll was a renowned teacher during his lifetime, johwnn pupils did not, in all probability, include any considerably important composers, although Johann Joseph Fux possibly studied with him for a time. Six of the surviving masses were published during Kerll’s lifetime as Missae sex, cum instrumentis concertantibus, e vocibus in ripieno, adjuncta una pro defunctis cum seq.


He visited Munich several times between andpublishing his Modulatio organica and Missae sexdedicated to the emperor there. Kerll’s chamber works include a canzona for two violinsviola da gamba and basso continuo and three sonatas.

Much of his music was lost, including 11 operas which he was most famous for during his lifetime25 offertories, four masses, kasar, chamber sonatas and miscellaneous keyboard works. Click here to jphann for this composer on CPDL. The Broude Trust, Kerll is one of the ‘masters’ included in the music book that J. Particularly important are the many printed concerted massesa collection of motets and sacred concertos entitled Delectus sacrarum cantionum Munich, and Modulatio organica super Magnificat octo ecclesiasticis tonis respondens Munich,which contains liturgical organ music.

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Apparently after he demonstrated exceptional musical abilities, Kerll was given an opportunity to study music under Giovanni Valentini, court Kapellmeister in Vienna. Kerll thus belongs to the pedagogic tradition leading to J.

If he did, however, Johann Pachelbel would have been his deputy organist there. It is very likely that during his stay in Rome around Kerll studied with Johann Jakob Froberger, kwspar was living in the city at the time, but no firm evidence was found to prove this.

Amor tiranno ovvero Regnero innamorato Johann Kaspar Kerll was highly regarded by his contemporaries: The surviving oeuvre shows Kerll’s mastery of the Italian concerted style, employed in almost all of his masses, and his highly developed contrapuntal technique. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Johann Pachelbel studied Kerll’s style, which is particularly obvious from his organ chaconnes, which are reminiscent of Kerll’s ostinato works; he may have also studied with Kerll, although there is no proof.


Kerll was the son of Caspar Kerll and Catharina Hendel married February 13, – Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Views Read Edit View history.

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Most of Kerll’s keyboard works are playable on both pipe organ and harpsichordthe exceptions are four dance suites composed for harpsichord and two organ toccatas: The idea of repeating a particular theme in Kerll’s music reaches its extreme in the Magnificat tertii toniwhere a fugue subject consists of sixteen repeated E’s. His new duties included composing religious music for church services, chamber music and opera for the court.

Toccata quarta Cromatica con Durezze e Ligature and Toccata sesta per il pedali. Johann Kaspar Kerll had a lot in common with Muffat and Froberger: Born kaspqr Adorf the son of an organist, Kerll showed outstanding musical abilities at an early age, and was taught by Giovanni Valentini, court Kapellmeister at Vienna.

In Kerll moved to Vienna.

During the following several years Kerll was somehow able to combine travelling with working in Brussels without losing his job. His first opera, Orontewas composed in Munich in He worked at JohanjMunich and Brusselsand also travelled widely.