Wagner, David Ernst



German organist and composer; held the post of Royal music-director at Berlin. He was born at Dramburg, Pomerania, died in Berlin. Following service as organist in 1827, at Neustettin, he studied in Berlin at the Royal Institute for Church Music and at the Royal Academy, became cantor of St. Ma'tthew's Church in 1838, was organist at Trinity Church, Berlin, 1848, succeeded to the post of Royal music-director in 1858. He was author of songs, pieces for the piano, works for the organ, an oratorio, psalms and other church-music.