(b Bannesdorf, nr Burg, Fehmarn, 1614; d Lübeck, 5 Nov. 1667). German composer. He began his career as organist to the Schleswig court and in 1621 was appointed organist to the Marienkirche in Lübeck. He is chiefly remembered as the founder of the series of Abendmusiken (evening concerts comprising a mixture of sacred vocal and organ music), which was later taken over by Buxtehude.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.