Georg Wilhelm Saxer (? – 1740) was a German Baroque composer and organist. Not much of him is known. He was a pupil of Georg Böhm. In 1734 he was succesor of Böhm of the Sankt Johanniskirche in Lüneburg. Before 1734 he was organist of the Lambertikirche in Lüneburg. From 1737 until his death in 1740 Saxer was organist at the St. Jakobikirche in Lübeck.
The Leipziger manuscript with signature Becker II.2.51 preserves three preludes and fugues by his hands, and two more anonymous preludes that are probably by his hand as well. The are very nice pieces in the style of the North German organ school. The first of these works is the prelude and fugue in e minor. The prelude is written in a brilliant stylus fantasticus. The fugue has a simple theme of two bars. It moves largely in stately quarter notes giving it a powerful drive. The piece ends with another flourish in the stylus fantasticus.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the Sint Bavokerk in Haarlem by Voxus Organs for Hauptwerk.

Performance
Saxer, Praeludium und Fuge, e moll

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  1. Djorven

    February 14, 2019 at 21:00

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    G.W.D. Saxer was a pupil of Georg Böhm. In 1734 he was succesor of Böhm of the Sankt Johanniskirche in Lüneburg. Before 1734 he was organist of the Lambertikirche in Lüneburg.

    • admin

      February 15, 2019 at 10:14

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      I did not know that. Thanks for letting me know. Where did you find that information?

  2. Djorven

    February 15, 2019 at 17:42

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    Until 1728 organist of the Garrison church in Celle. In 1720 and 1726 unsuccessful applicant for organist of the Town Church of Celle. 1728-1734 organist of the Sankt Lamberti church.
    Information from Siegbert Rampe.


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