Hakenberger, Andreas, German composer; b.Köslin, c. 1574; d. Danzig (buried), June 5, 1627. He was a singer and lutenist to King Sigismund III at the Polish royal chapel in Warsaw from 1602 to 1607. Although opposed by some on account of his Catholic faith, his admirable gifts as a composer won him the position of Kapellmeister at the Protestant Marienkirche in Danzig in 1608, a post he held with distinction for the rest of his life. Notable among his works is a vol. of 41 motets publ, as Harmonia sacra for 6 to 10 and 12 Voices with basso continuo (organ) (Frankfurt an der Oder, 1617).
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