Adam of Wągrowiec

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Adam of Wągrowiec (also Adam from Wągrowiec) (Polish: Adam z Wągrowca) (died 27 August 1629), was a Polish composer and organist, as well as a Cistercian monk in the Wągrowiec cloister.

He was born in Margonin. He was famous during his life, and was invited to inspect a new organ in Gniezno cathedral on 17 March 1620.[citation needed] Over twenty of his compositions for organ were found in the Samogitian tablature (ca. 1618) in Lithuania. Adam was the first to use a separate third staff for the organ pedalboard notation.

All of Adam's pieces were recorded by Rostislaw Wygranienko in 2006.

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  • Miroslaw Perz. "Adam Wagrowicensis". In Deane L. Root (ed.). Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. (subscription required)

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