Netherlands currency 25 Gulden banknote of 1971 Jan Pieterszoon Swelinck

Netherlands money currency Dutch guilder 25 Gulden banknotes
Dutch guilder - 25 Gulden
Netherlands paper money currency Dutch guilder Gulden bank note
Dutch banknotes 25 Gulden banknote
Currency of the Netherlands - Dutch guilder - 25 Gulden banknote, issued by the Central Bank of the Netherlands - De Nederlandsche Bank
Vijf en Twintig Gulden - Twenty Five Guilders Florin.
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Obverse: Portrait of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (April or May, 1562 – Amsterdam, 16 October 1621), Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. He was among the first major keyboard composers of Europe, and his work as a teacher helped establish the north German organ tradition.
Reverse: Geometrical designs.

Watermark: Rectangular wave design.
Format 147 x 76 mm
Graphic artist -  Robert Deodaat Emile (Ootje) Oxenaar.
Date of signature: 10 February 1971; Date of issue: 15 December 1972
Withdrawn from circulation: between 1 November 1994 and 1 May 1995
Final date for exchange: 1 May 2025
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1966-1972 Issue

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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (born April 1562, Amsterdam — died Oct. 16, 1621, Amsterdam), Dutch organist and composer, one of the principal figures in the development of organ music before J.S. Bach.
   Sweelinck succeeded his father as organist of the Oude Kerk (Old Church), Amsterdam, in about 1580 and remained in this post until his death. Apparently he never left the Low Countries and traveled only to Rotterdam and Antwerp.
   Although he composed much sacred and secular vocal music in the polyphonic traditions of France and the Netherlands (including the Chansons, the Cantiones sacrae, and settings of the Psalms), Sweelinck was chiefly known as an organist and keyboard composer. His keyboard music includes chorale variations, toccatas and fantasias showing the influence of the Venetian organ school, and sets of variations on secular tunes.
   Sweelinck’s fantasias are among the first organ fugues in which a single theme is subjected to augmentation, diminution, and changes of rhythm and combined with counterthemes. His secular variations drew upon popular tunes of several European countries; an example is the set of variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End’.
   It is possible that Sweelinck met the English composers John Bull and Peter Philips during their visits to the Low Countries; Bull’s “Fantasia on a Theme of Sweelinck” was the tribute of one keyboard virtuoso to another. Sweelinck’s keyboard playing was widely known. His organ pupils included the German composers Samuel Scheidt and Heinrich Scheidemann; Scheidemann’s pupil J.A. Reinken handed on this tradition of organ playing to the Danish organist Dietrich Buxtehude. Many outstanding organists of the following generation, particularly in northern Germany, were pupils of Sweelinck; Handel and Bach were influenced by this northern German school of organ playing.