Studien zur Kirchenmusik und weltlichen Vokalmusik in Hamburg in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

Steffen Voss

Research output: ThesisDoctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)


Hamburg was a main center for the development of protestant church music in the first half of the 18th century, especially for the oratorio, a genre which is stylistically indebted to operatic music. Works of two of the main composers of so called theatrical church music, Johann Mattheson and Georg Philipp Telemann, are treated in different articles, based on published scientific papers by the author. In a first chapter, the historical background of these works is explained, especially the situation at Hamburg Cathedral, where Mattheson worked from 1715-1728 as music director, Individual works treated in the book are Mattheson's funeral music for King George I. of England, his wedding serenatas, and 2 biblical oratorios by Telemann which had been falsly attributed to G. F. Handel in the surviving sources.
Original languageGerman
Awarding Institution
  • Utrecht University
  • Clement, Albert, Primary supervisor
Award date3 Nov 2014
Place of PublicationUtrecht
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Hamburg (Music history, baroque)
  • Oratorio
  • Serenata
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Johann Mattheson

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