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Adam Krieger (Composer)

Born: 1634
Died: 1666

The German composer Adam Kriger was resident at Leipzig from 1650 or 1651 as part-time student and prominent musical figure within student circles, perhaps also studying organ with Scheidt at Halle. He succeeded Johann Rosenmüller as Nicolaikirche organist in 1655, leaded leading figural music and composing various occasional works as well. His Arien von einer, zwey, und drei Vocal-Stimmenappeared in 1657; the same year he was named keyboard teacher to the daughter of Elector Johann Georg II at Dresden and attempted unsuccessfully to become Thomaskantor. He became chamber and court organist at Dresden in 1659, holding the post until his death.

A second publication, Neue Arien (Dresden, 1667, enlarged 1676), was assembled after his death by court poet D. Schirmer and composer J. W. Furchheim, the latter writing several ritornellos for the second edition. His influence through these collections continued into the 18th century.

Source: HOASM Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2003)

Tunes used in Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 396

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