Heinrich Scheidemann Biography
Born in about 1595 in Wohrden in Holstein, where his father, a native of Hamburg, had recently been appointed organist, Heinrich Scheidemann studied between 1611 and 1614 with Sweelinck in Amsterdam. His father had moved from Whrden by 1604 to take the position of organist at the Catharinenkirche in Hamburg, and the church supported his sons study, In der Hoffnung, dass er ein braver Knstler und dereinst ihr Org. werden sollte
(in the hope that he might become a fine artist and some day an organist). When his studies in Amsterdam came to an end Sweelinck wrote a farewell canon for him, with the dedication Ter eeren des vromen Jongkmans Henderich Scheijtman, van Hamborgh, is dit geschreven bij mij, Jan P. Sweelinck, organist tot Amsterdam, op den 12den Novemb.