TitelseiteAndreas Hammerschmidt (1611-1675)
Erster Fleiß

15 instrumental suites for five-part consort, Freiberg (Saxony) 1636 and 1639

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda Deutsche Version

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2000-12, source: RISM: Pl-Kj Mus.ant.pract. H 160

Order information

G017A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suite I in C, 5Cons, score with introduction, 5 parts, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-017-812.80 €
G018A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suites II in d/D and III in E/e, 5Cons, score, 5 parts, 72 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-018-518.00 €
G019A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suites IV in F and V in a, 5Cons, score, 5 parts, 44 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-019-212.80 €
G020A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suites VI in d/D and VII in F, 5Cons, score, 5 parts, 68 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-020-817.00 €
G021A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suites VIII in g and IX in B, 5Cons, score, 6 parts, 70 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-021-517.00 €
G022A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suites X in h and XI in G/g, 5Cons, score, 5 parts, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-022-216.00 €
G023A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suites XII in g/G and XIII in d/D, 5Cons, score, 5 parts, 60 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-023-917.00 €
G024A. Hammerschmidt, Erster Fleiß, suites XIV in C and XV in a, 5Cons, score, 5 parts, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-024-612.80 €


In these two editions the Bohemian composer Hammerschmidt has published a total of 91 dance move-ments of 5 parts. In the original these movements are in an arbitrary order. For the practical playing the editors, Leonore and Günter von Zadow, have grouped these movements into 15 suites. These gay, and for the most part simple, dances were written for viols (Violen ), however they can be performed equally well by wind instruments or modern strings. The middle parts are notated in both, alto and (octavated) treble clef. The collection contains also some three-part pieces, see G030 and G031.

Errata / Addenda