Pfendner, Heinrich

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Pfendner, Heinrich

Pfendner, Heinrich, German organist and composer; b. Hollfeld, Upper Franconia, e. 1590; d. Würzburg, c. 1631. He was a pupil of Aichinger and Erbach in Augsburg and of Cifra in Italy. After serving as organist to the Bishop of Gurk in Austria, he was court organist in Graz (1615–18). From 1618 he was organist and Kapellmeister to the Bishop of Würzburg. His admired Latin church music included 4 vols, of motets (1614, 1623, 1625, 1630).


M. Sack, Leben und Werk H. Es (diss., Univ. of Berlin, 1954).

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