Middle Ages/Buerger und Bauern#
Es ist ein Schnee gefallen#
The song Es ist ein Schnee gefallen was noted for the first time in
Austria in the Lutebook of Jakob Thurner (ca 1524). This is one of the
oldest German Lute Tabulatures and can be divided into two parts both
according to its contents as well as according to its notation.
Es ist ein Schnee gefallen belongs to the first part which presents
hitherto unknown songs. Jakob Thurner obviously designed the manuscript
as a songbook, i.e. as accompaniment for a singer. Since Thurner was
registered as a student at the University of Vienna and lived nearby,
we can assume that the songs he included were sung on serious occasions
but mostly during the carefree activities of student life. (E. Stadler)
© Dulamans Vröudenton Unterhaltsame Alte Musik, CD Domino 801 352.