Adam of Wągrowiec

Composer

– 1629

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Who was Adam of Wągrowiec?

Adam of Wągrowiec, 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. Over 20 of his compositions for organ were found in the Samogitian tablature 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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Died
1629

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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