Friedrich Funcke

Born: 1642

Died: 20th October 1699

Birthplace: Nossen, Germany

Friedrich Funcke was a German composer. Funcke was born in Nossen. After studies in Wittenberg in 1660–61 he became Kantor at Perleberg. In 1664 he was appointed Kantor at St Johannis, Lüneburg where he stayed till 1694. He moved toRömstedt where he spent his last years. He died at Lüneburg. He is the composer of a St Matthew Passion that is quite important in the history of the oratorio. The passion has come down to us in two versions: one without and one with continuo (probably not written by Funcke).

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