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Cornelius Freundt (Bonamicus) (Composer)

Born: c1535 - Plauen, Germany
Died: ?; Buried: August 26, 1591 - Zwickau, Germany

Cornelius Freundt [Freund] (Bonamicus) as a German Kantor and composer. Nothing is actually known about his origin, youth and training. He worked as Kantor in Borna and became in 1565 Kantor at St. Marien and teacher at the Ratsschule in Zwickau.

Cornelius Freundt wrote motets occasional songs; of the 28 sets of the Christmas carol books collected by him, wrote he 15.

Works

Das Weihnachtsliederbuch des Zwickauer Cantors C. F., hrsg. v. Georg Göhler (1897)
Neuausg. als Weihnachtsliederbuch v. C. F., hrsg. v. Konrad Ameln (1950)

 

Source: Source: BBKL Website (Author: Friedrich William Bautz, 1990, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2006)
Contributed by
Thomas Braatz (January 2006), Aryeh Oron (May 2006)

Chorale Melodies used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen ?

5267

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

4-pt setting of Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen

Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen

Links to other Sites

Freundt (Bonamicus), Cornelius (BBKL) [German]

 

Bibliography

Georg Göhler: C. F. (Diss. Leipzig), 1896
Wilfried Brennecke: Zwei Btrr. z. mehrst. Weihnachtslied. I: Psallite - Singt u. klingt, in: Mf 5, 1952, 150 ff.; II: Das Weihnachtsliederbuch des C. F., ebd. 6, 1953, 313 ff.
MGG IV, 929 ff.
Riemann I, 549; - NDB V, 414.

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