Samuel Scheidt in Halle - 1651
from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 17:
I am astonished at the foolish music written in these times. It is false and wrong and no longer does anyone pay attention to what our beloved old masters wrote about composition. It certainly must be a remarkably elevated art when a pile of consonances are thrown together any which way. / I remain faithful to the pure old composition and pure rules. I have often waked out of the church since I could no longer listen to that mountain yodelling. I hope this worthless modern coinage will fall into disuse and that new coins will be forged according to the fine old stamp and standard.
Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424644751854 accessed: 31 March, 2023
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Letter from Samuel Scheidt to Heinrich Baryphonus, composer and theorist (1581- 1655), Halle, January 26, 1651.