Georg Anton Bredelin

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Georg Anton Bredelin (born September 18, 1752 in Biberach an der Riss ; † November 15, 1814 there ) was a teacher, school visitator, master's degree and was also active as a poet, musician and composer.

Performance of Bredelin's "Weibermühle von Tripstrill" at the Wolfacher Fasnet 2012

In April 1781 he performed in Hayingen , where he worked as a teacher, the singspiel "Das Ziel und End des Menschen", which he composed based on his own text.

After Bredelin had completed a normal course in Donaueschingen , he came to Hausach as a teacher in 1784 . Two years later, Bredelin's poem of homage “Minervens last feast” was published as a print on the name day of Prince Joseph Maria Benedikt von Fürstenberg .

Because of his excellent performance in the school service, Bredelin was appointed Fürstenberg School Visitor in 1787. Around this time, Bredelin's Singspiel “Die Weibermühle von Tripstrill ” was created, which was played for the first time in Wolfach by the “Commedianten-Compagnie” , which he presumably founded and directed. Until the end of the 19th century and again regularly since 1973, public performances of this Singspiel on the market square were part of the Wolfach Carnival every few years .

In 1796 he published a booklet entitled "Biblical Examples on the Most Noble Objects in Religious Education".

In his hometown of Biberach an der Riss, Bredelin continued his career as a master's degree and music director from 1797 until his death in 1814, continued to devote himself to acting and also directed concerts. For example, in 1802 he conducted Haydn's Creation. A copy of a four-part “ Dies Irae ” composed by Bredelin has been preserved in the Swabian State Music Archive in Tübingen . The Catholic comedian society in Biberach an der Riss, of which he was the second chairman, performed the play he composed in three acts in 1802, "Die Wilden". Bredelin also wrote a major opera entitled “Der Berggeist”, but only the list of actors has survived.


  • Frank Schrader: Georg Anton Bredelin (1752-1814). A talented poet and schoolmaster from Biberach an der Riss . - In: The Ortenau. - 73, 1993. - pp. 595-606.
  • Frank Schrader: A “Dies Irae” by Georg Anton Bredelin (1752–1814). New knowledge about the music director from Biberach . - In: Local history sheets for the Biberach district. - 27. 2004, 2. - pp. 87-89.
  • Frank Schrader: The Wolfach Carnival and its characters . 3. Edition. Self-published, Wolfach 2011 ( online ) - contains documents on Bredelin and the entire text of the "Weibermühle von Tripstrill"

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