Crüger, Johann Nepomunk

(9 April 1598, Gross-Breesen, near Guben, Lower Lusatia – 23 February 1662, Berlin)
   Cantor at St. Nicholas Church (1622–death), he composed Lutheran chorales including Nun danket alle Gott, Jesu meine Freude, and {}Schmücke dich o liebe Seele. Crüger compiled and arranged several chorale collections, the most influential of which is Praxis Pietatis {}Melica (1647), the first to set chorale melodies solely with a figured bass for domestic use. The publication was reprinted 45 times before 1736. (at)

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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