Umbreit, Karl Gottlieb



Organist; born at Rehstedt, near Gotha, and also died there. He studied under the great organist, Kittel, at Erfurt. For thirty-five years he was organist at Sonneborn, near Gotha. He published several of his organpieces and chorals in small collections for the purpose of promoting the art of organ-playing. Among his works is a choral book which contains three hundred and thirty-two melodies and twelve of the best and newest collections of hymns of Upper and Lower Saxony. In all there are melodies to three thousand eight hundred and thirty hymns.