Arnold Brunckhorst

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Arnold Matthias Brunckhorst (1670–1725) was a German organist and composer.

He was born in Celle or Wietzendorf. Beginning in 1693, he served as an organist at St. Andreas in Hildesheim. In 1697, he assumed the organist's post at the Stadtkirche in Celle. In 1720, he was appointed court organist at Hanover.

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

Only a few works by him have survived: two small oratorios - for Christmas and Easter, one single-movement keyboard sonata in A major (regarded as the earliest German documentation of the form of the two-part sonata structure, comparable to the formal type encountered in Domenico Scarlatti), and a praeludium in E minor for organ.

  • Brunckhorst Opera omnia complete works: Weihnachts-Historie, Prelude for Organ in E minor.

Oster-Historie, Harpsichord Sonata in A major. Musica Poetica Freiburg, dir. Hans Bergmann[1]


  1. ^ Hänssler: HAEN98364
  • Oxford Composer Companions, J.S. Bach, 1999, p. 74-75
  • Flamme, Friedhelm. (trans. Praeder, Susan Marie). Liner notes for CPO release 777 271-2

External links[edit]

Literature by and about Arnold Brunckhorst in the German National Library catalogue