Bollius, Daniel

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Bollius, Daniel

Bollius, Daniel, German organist and composer; b. Hechingen, c. 1590; d. Mainz, c. 1642. He studied at the Univ. of Dillingen. He was court organist in Sigmaringen from 1613 to 1619, and in 1626 he was appointed organist to the elector of Mainz. His oratorio, Representatio harmonica conceptionis et nativitatis S. Joannis Baptistae, is historically significant as an early example of the Italian oratorio form in Germany.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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