Sorge, Georg Andreas
Famous German composer, organist and theoretical writer. Was born at Mellenbach, Schwarzburg, and in his nineteenth year was appointed Court organist at Lobenstein, a post he held throughout his long life. He composed a vast number of sonatas; preludes; and other music for the piano; much church and organ music; cantatas; motets; minuets, for piano and violin; organ sonatas; symphonies and other music, and was the author of many theoretical works. He wrote a pamphlet on the unity of melody and harmony, which remains in manuscript.