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J. A. P. Schulz
Short Name: J. A. P. Schulz
Full Name: Schulz, J. A. P. (Johann Abraham Peter), 1747-1800
Birth Year: 1747
Death Year: 1800

Johann Abraham Peter Schulz Germany 1747-1800. Born at Luneburg, Germany, son of a baker, he attended St Michaelis school in Luneburg and studied organ, then the Johanneum from 1759-1764. In 1765 he was a student of composer, Johann Kimberger, and then taught in Berlin himself. In 1768 Kimberger recommended Schulz for the position of music teacher and accompanist to the Polish Princess Sapieha Woiwodin von Smolensk. Schulz moved to Berlin and traveled with her for three years performing throughout Europe, where he came in contact with many new musical ideas. He married Catharina Maria Gercken, and they had a daughter, Celle. He served as the conductor of the French Theatre in Berlin from 1776-1780. From 1786-1787 he was the Kapellmeister of Prince Henry in Rheinsberg. He began writing operas in 1785 and became musical director of the Berlin French theatre. Schulz went on to serve as Court Kapellmeister in Copenhagen from 1787-1795 before returning to Berlin. In Copenhagen the music library burned down, and he had a breakdown in health from trying to save it. His health suffered further from the effects of a shipwreck he experienced in 1796. Schulz wrote seven operas, stage music, oratorios, and cantatas, as well as piano pieces, folk songs, and church music. He also wrote articles on music theory for Johann Georg Sulzer’s ‘Allgemeine Theorie der schonen Kunste’ in four volumes. He died at Schwedt an der Oder, Germany.

John Perry

Wikipedia Biography

Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (31 March 1747, Lüneburg – 10 June 1800, Schwedt) was a German musician. He is best known as the composer of the melody for Matthias Claudius's poems "Der Mond ist aufgegangen" and "Wir pflügen und wir streuen", and the Christmas carol "Ihr Kinderlein kommet".

Tunes by J. A. P. Schulz (19)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
CAMINO DE PAZ (Schulz)J. A. Schulz (Composer)251123 43223 15112
WIR PFLÜGENJohann A. P. Schulz (Composer)24351155 31543 21556
[Danket dem Herrn]J. A. P. Schulz (Composer)213155 12233 43322
[Der Frühling hat sich eingestellt]Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (Composer)151112 32223 45171
[Der Mond ist aufgegangen] (Schulz)J. A. P. Schultz, 1747-1800 (Composer)812143 21333 65433
EL PARANP. A. Schulz (Composer)613343 32113 34332
HER KOMMER DINE ARME SMAAJohann A. P. Schulz (Composer)2612334 43211 35566
HVAD HÖR JAG?Johann Abraham P. Schulz, 1747-1800 (Composer)351133 54323 1217
IF GOD HIMSELF BE FOR ME (Schulz)J. A. P. Schulz, (1747-1800.) (Composer)532123 54323 21273
[Nun Aug und Herz erhoben]A. P. Schulz (Composer)351355 54321 22253
[O, seht, auf leisen Flügeln des Frührots von den Hügeln kommt unser Feiertag inst Tal]Schulz (Composer)515555 15532 15543
[Sweetly now the bells are ringing]Schulz (Composer)212314 33213 45365
SALEM (Schulz)J. A. P. Schulz (Composer)132124 35543 2321
[Saw you never, in the twilight] (Schulz)J. A. P. Schulz (Composer)232171 23432 345
IHR KINDERLEIN KOMMETJohann A. P. Schulz (Composer)5655355 35424 35535
[The heavens declare His glory]J. A. P. Schultz (Composer)211355 54321 22234
WARUM SIND DER THRÄNENJ. A. P. Schulz (Composer)2211776 55171 23344
[Was ist die Macht, was ist die Kraft?]J. A. P. Schulz (Composer)513511 32151 56512
WORTHINGJ. A. P. Schulz (Composer)3732117 12321 5353

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