Kaspar Füger

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Kaspar Füger (born c. 1521 in Dresden, died after 1592) was a German Lutheran pastor and hymn writer.

Füger was born around 1521 in Dresden. He worked as a chaplain in Torgau, Saxony, and later he served as pastor at the Kreuzkirche, Dresden. After 1592, he died there, and his son of the same name made his name as a composer of hymns and as Kreuzkantor. He wrote a hymn, which J. S. Bach used for his cantatas BWV 40 and BWV 110, and as the last chorale in Part III of his Christmas Oratorio.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kaspar (Caspar) Füger (Hymn-Writer)". Bach Cantatas. Retrieved 29 December 2012.