Königsperger, Marianus (actually, Johann Erhard)

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Königsperger, Marianus (actually, Johann Erhard)

Königsperger, Marianus (actually, Johann Erhard), German organist and composer; b. Roding, near Regensburg, Dec. 4, 1708; d. Prüfening, near Regensburg, Oct. 9, 1769. He was a choirboy at the Benedictine abbey in Prüfening. Following theological studies, he entered the Benedictine order, serving as organist and choirmaster in Prüfening (1734–69). His prolific and esteemed output of Latin sacred music was publ. in 29 vols. (1733–60), which includes masses, Psalms, and offertories. He also wrote numerous Singspiels, chamber music, and keyboard pieces.


E Zwickler, Frater M. K. OSB (1708–1769): Ein Beitrag zur süddeutschen Kirchenmusik des 18. Jahrhunderts (diss., Univ. of Mainz, 1964).

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