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Wolfgang Figulus (Composer, Thomaskantor)

Born: 1520 ? or c1525 - Naumburg (Riemann says Lübben), Germany
Died: c1591 or c1588 - Meissen, Germany

Wolfgang Figulus ) [“Figulus" (Latin) = “Töpfer” (real German family name) “potter”] was Kantor of Thomaskirche in Leipzig from 1549 to 1551, then of the Princess-school in Meissen from 1551 to 1588, when he was pensioned. His son-in-law, F. Birck, became his deputy until 1591, probably the year of his death.

Wolfgang Figulus composed Precatations (1553), cantiones sacrae for 4-8 voices (1575), and published collections of songs: Amores Filii dei (4 voices), 2 books of Christmas songs, hymns with figued bass (1594 and 1605), and Elementa musica (1550; several later editions).

Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2005)


Thomaskantors: Thomanerchor Leipzig | Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2


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

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Chorale Melody

Year

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, 3-pt. setting

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

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Wolfgang Figulus (Wikipedia) [German]

 

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