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Johann Ludwig Steiner

STEINER, Johann Ludwig. b. Zürich, 1 July 1688; d. Zürich, 27 March 1761. He was the son of the town trumpeter of Zürich, whom he succeeded in 1705, carrying on the family tradition of providing the town trumpeter for almost 200 years, from 1617 to 1803. Johann was an accomplished musician, who had organ lessons from L. Kellersberger at Baden (Aargau), and who played other instruments. He was also a skilled clock-maker. He was the composer of the first Swiss single-author collection of hymn tunes, Neues Gesangbuch auserlesener, geistreicher Liedern (Zürich, 1723, enlarged 1735), containing tunes for hymns in Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen*’s Geist-reiches Gesang-Buch and Neues...

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