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Gabriel Voigtländer

(c. 1596—1643)


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(Reideburg nr. Halle c.1596–1643, Denmark), after service as a trumpeter in the army of Wallenstein his appointment as civic and military trumpeter in Lübeck is recorded in 1626. From 1633 to 1635 he served as court trumpeter to the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. From 1636 or 1639 until his death he was employed at the court of Crown Prince Christian of Denmark as a trumpeter and musician. He is famous for his collection of songs Erster Theil Allerhand Oden und Lieder (1642) for which he wrote the often humorous texts set, for the most part, to tunes by German, French, Italian, and English composers.

From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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