Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon yän pē´tərsōn swā´lĭngk [key], 1562–1621, Dutch organist and composer, called the
maker of German organistsbecause the succession of his pupils descended directly to J. S. Bach and Handel. In his organ fugues, called
fantasias,he was the first to give an independent part to the pedals.
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