- Walter Blankenburg
- , revised by Dorothea Schröder
(b Schweinfurt, Nov 2, 1674; d Schweinfurt, Nov 22, 1751). German organist, composer and teacher. He was the son of a town musician and attended the Lateinschule and Gymnasium at Schweinfurt. In 1693 he went to Leipzig, where he studied theology and took part in musical performances directed by Kuhnau and N.A. Strungk. After taking the master’s degree, Englert was called back to his native town in 1697 to succeed Georg Christoph Bach as Kantor at St Johannis. He also worked as Präceptor at the Gymnasium, where he was appointed Konrektor in 1717 and Rektor in 1729. The demands of teaching may have induced him to exchange, in 1713, his Kantorat for the organist’s post at St Johannis, which he held until his death.
According to Mattheson, Englert wrote several cantata cycles and a great number of other works, mostly sacred. Stylistically his music was indebted to Kuhnau’s, as Schmidt observed in his description of 21 cantatas (then in ...