Sweelinck

4127 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for the Dutch composer and organist Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621). At the age of 18, Sweelinck succeeded his father as organist of the Old Church of Amsterdam, a position he held to his death. He composed many choral songs, motets and madrigals. His fantasias and variations influenced North German organ music. Praetorius {see planet (4889)} was one of his pupils. (M 30802)

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