Pfleger, Augustin, German composer; b. Schlack-enwerth, near Carlsbad, c. 1635; d. probably there, after July 13, 1686. He was a pupil of Kindermann. After serving as Kapellmeister to Duke Julius Heinrich of Saxe-Lauenber in Schlackenwerth, he was vice-Kapellmeister to Duke Gustav Adolph of Mecklenburg in Güstrow (1662–65) and Kapellmeister to the Schleswig-Holstein court in Gottorf (1665–73). In 1686 he returned to Schlackenwerth to resume his former position. His output includes more than 200 compositions, both German and Latin. In the former, he anticipated the development of the German sacred cantata. He also wrote various secular odes.
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