Composer: Christoph Bernhard
Dates: 1 January 1628 – 14 November 1692
Title of Piece: Geisteliche Harmonien
Brief Biography: By the age of 20 Bernhard was singing under Heinrich Schütz at the electoral court of Dresden. In 1655 he was appointed assistant kappellmeister in Dresden. By 1680 Bernhard was the only remaining kapellmeister at court and continued his work there until his death in 1692 at the age of 64.