Gottfried Finger (ca. 1655-6 – buried 31 August 1730), also Godfrey Finger, was a Moravian Baroque composer. He was also a virtuoso on the Viol, and many of his compositions were for the instrument. He also wrote operas. Finger was born in Olomouc, modern-day Czech Republic, and worked for the court of James II of England before becoming a freelance composer. The fact that Finger owned a copy of the musical score of the work Chelys by the Flemish composer Carolus Hacquart suggests that the two composers may have worked together in England.
- Free scores by Gottfried Finger at the International Music Score Library Project
- Short online biography of Finger.
- Oxford Journals Volume 33, Issue 4Pp. 591-608, Gottfried Finger's Christmas pastorella
- Peter Holman, Life After Death: The Viola Da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch, Boydell & Brewer, 2010, p. 17
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