Johann Michael Breunig

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Johann Michael Breunig (also Breunich ; born March 30, 1699 in Bürgstadt ; † October 27, 1755 in Dresden ) was a Baroque composer .


Johann Michael Breunig was born in 1699 as the son of Anselm C. Breunig, the school rector from the town hall. He spent his youth in Klingenberg am Main . From 1721 he enjoyed spiritual training as a vicar at the Neumünster Collegiate Foundation in Würzburg , where he was ordained a priest on May 22, 1723. In 1726 he took up the position of cathedral vicar and cathedral music director in Mainz , where he published a collection of six masses dedicated to the cathedral chapter in 1727.

On February 4, 1746, he was employed by Elector Friedrich August II as the successor to Zelenka in the Catholic Court Church in Dresden , where he worked as court chaplain and church composer until his death in 1755 .

Works (selection)

  • 13 masses and other church music, including the Lauretanian litany
  • 2 oratorios
  • 1 concertino for 2 flutes and bc
  • 1 concerto in G for flute 2 violins and bc
  • 13 partitas and sonatas for harpsichord
  • 4 trio sonatas

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