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Augustin Pfleger

(c. 1635—1686)


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(b Schlackenwerth, nr Carlsbad, c.1635; d ?Schlackenwerth, 23 July 1686). German composer. He twice served the Bohemian court at Schlackenwerth, with intervening posts at Güstrow (1662–5) and Gottorf (1665–73). His compositions include a cycle of 72 Geistliche Konzerte for the whole church year, many in dialogue form for solo voices, strings, and continuo, and a short oratorio on the Seven Last Words from the Cross, in which (unlike Schütz's version) the biblical account is augmented by free commentary.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

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