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Gottfried August Homilius (2 February 1714 – 2 June 1785) was a German composer, cantor, and organist. He was the main representative of the empfindsamer style.

Born in Rosenthal, Saxony, as the son of a Lutheran pastor, Homilius began schooling as a pupil at the Annenschule in Dresden. He later studied music in Leipzig, where he was the pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach. From 1742 he was organist at the Frauenkirche in…

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