Buttstett, Johann Heinrich

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Buttstett, Johann Heinrich

Buttstett, Johann Heinrich, German organist and composer; b. Bindersleben, near Erfurt, April 25, 1666; d. Erfurt, Dec. 1, 1727. He studied with Johann Pachelbel, and was appointed organist at the Re-glerkirche in Erfurt in 1684. In 1691 became organist at the Predigerkirche there, a post he held for 36 years, until his death. He publ. Musicalische Clavier-Kunst und Vorraths-Kammer for Harpsichord (Leipzig, 1713), and also composed several masses and many chorale preludes for organ. His Ut, mi, sol, re, fa, la, tota musica et harmonía aeterna (Erfurt, 1716) is a polemical pamphlet directed against Mattheson.


E. Ziller, J.H. B.(diss., Univ. of Halle, 1934).

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