Buchner, Hans, German organist; b. Ravensburg, Württemberg, Oct. 26, 1483; d. probably in Constance, mid-Feb. 1538. His father, an organist, gave Buchner his first instruction. He became organist at the Cathedral of Constance on June 19, 1506, and was given permanent employment in 1512. His magnum opus was a Funda-mentum, a manual for composition and improvisation on the organ (1551).
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