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Daniel Vetter

VETTER, Daniel. b. Breslau, date unknown, mid-17th century; d. ca 1730. He was organist of St Nicholas’ Church, Leipzig, and published Musicalische Kirch- und Haus Ergötzlichkeit (Part 1, 1709, Part 2, 1713). In this book he is thought to be the composer of four tunes, although he claimed one only. In Part 2 is the tune known in British books as DAS WALT’ GOTT VATER, because it was set a hymn beginning ‘Das walt’ Gott Vater und Gott Sohn’. It has been pressed into service in different ways: it was used in A&M (1904) for ‘Creator of the starry height’*, the translation of ‘Verbum supernum prodiens’*, and in EH for a hymn on the Circumcision of Christ, ‘O happy day, when first was poured’...

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