Schurig, Volkmar Julius Wilhelm



German organist, cantor and teacher; born at Aue-on-the-Muda, Saxony. He went to Dresden, studied under Schneider, Julius Otto and Uhlig, and from 1842 to 1852 was choirmaster at the synagogue there; also organist of the Anglican Church from 1844 to 1856. From 1856 to 1861 he was in Budapest as cantor and organist of the Evangelical Society. After this he studied at Dresden, and there he taught singing at the Institute for the Blind, was cantor of St. Anne's Church from 1873 to 1893, and from 1876 till his death taught theory at the Rollfuss Akademie. His compositions were written in a fluent and agreeable style, and include fantasias, and preludes for the organ; sacred songs; duets; motets, and choruses; English songs; patriotic songs; and excellent songs for children; besides the collection, Liederperlen deutscher Tonkunst (Pearls of Song from German music).