30th November 1645
26th October 1706
Andreas Werckmeister was an organist, music theorist, and composer of the Baroque era. Born in Benneckenstein, Werckmeister attended schools in Nordhausen and Quedlinburg. He received his musical training from his uncles Heinrich Christian Werckmeister and Heinrich Victor Werckmeister. In 1664 he became an organist in Hasselfelde; ten years later in Elbingerode; and in 1696 of theMartinskirche in Halberstadt.