Zacher, Gerd

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Zacher, Gerd (b Meppen, 1929). Ger. composer and organist. Cantor and org. in Santiago, Chile, 1954–7; org. and mus. dir., Luther Church, Hamburg, 1957–70; prof. Inst. of Church Music, Essen, from 1970. Has given of org. works by Kagel, Ligeti, and Yun. Works incl. The Prayers of Jonah in the Fish's Belly, sop., org. (1963); Text, org.; St Luke Passion, ch.; Ré, org.; etc.