Hans Beek The ‘Husumer Orgelbuch’ of 1758
Het ORGEL 98 (2002), nr. 1, 39-41 [summary]

The Husumer Orgelbuch [Husum Organ Book] contains little-known works of North German composers. They were written in the 18th century. The manuscript on which the recently published edition is based is found in the Royal Library at Copenhagen.

Editor Konrad Küster identified the two composers of the majority of the works: Christoph Wolfgang Druckenmüller and Marx Philipp Zeyhold.

Druckenmüller (1687-1741) was organist of the Schnitger organs at Jork and Verden. Zeyhold (1704-1760) was organist at Drochtersen. A third composer represented in the Husumer Orgelbuch is Hinrich Zinck (1677-1751). He was organist at Tönning, Itzehoe and Wilster. The book also contains an otherwise unknown composition by Nicolaus Bruhns.

Küster writes that the Husumer Orgelbuch shows that the countryside around the major North German cities had a lively organ culture, with a remarkable attention to the Concert.