FUNCKE, Friedrich. b. Nossen (between Dresden and Chemnitz), 1642 (baptized 27 March); d. Römstedt, near Lüneburg, 20 October 1699. He was educated at Freiberg and Dresden, where he studied music. He was appointed Kantor at Perleberg, in the north of Brandenburg, and Stadt Kantor at Lüneburg (1664). He became pastor of Römstedt in 1694. During his time at Lüneburg he revised the Lüneberger Gesangbuch (see ‘Hannoversches Gesangbuch’*) in an edition of 1686. It included 43 of his tunes, and seven of his hymns. The one for which he is remembered is ‘Zeuch uns nach...
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