Bernhard Schmid 1


German organist and composer. Spent his working life in Strasbourg, as organist first at the Thomaskirche and then (from 1564) at the Minster. His volumes of organ tablatures, published in 1577, contain dances and transcriptions of motets. These latter are mainly by Netherlands composers, especially Lassus , and are in the 'colorist' style which encrusts its models with stereotyped figurations. His son, Bernhard Schmid 2, succeeded him in his posts, and published in 1607 a tablature containing mainly transcriptions of Italian music.

IV E: 16th Century Music for Organ and Lute