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Johann Burchard Freystein (Hymn-Writer)

Born: April 18, 1671 - Weißenfels, Saxony
Died: April 1, 1718 - Dresden, Germany

Johann’s father was A. S. Freystein, vice-chancellor of Duke August of Saxony, and inspector of the Gymnasium at Weißenfels. At the University of Leipzig, Johann studied law, mathematics, philosophy and architecture.

Johann Burchard Freystein lived for some time in Berlin and Halle, then went to Dresden as a lawyer’s assistant. After graduating LL.D. at Jena in 1695, he started his own practice in Dresden. In 1703, he became Rath at Gotha, but returned to Dresden in 1709 as Hof- und Justizrath. In 1713, appointed a member of the Board of Works.

 

Source: Cyber Hymnal Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2003)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 115

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

1695

261

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