Nauss, Johann Xaver
- Adolf Layer
( bc 1690; d Augsburg, Nov 15, 1764). German composer, organist and teacher . He went as a young man to Augsburg, where he was twice married, in 1718 and 1742. He was an organist at the collegiate church of St Georg until 1727 and thereafter worked as a teacher until his appointment in 1734 as organist of Augsburg Cathedral. Two of his most important compositions are listed in the 1753 catalogue of the Augsburg publishing firm, J.J. Lotter. Die spielende Muse, welche die Jugend in leichten Praeludien nach den Kirchen-Tönen eingerichteten Versetten, Fugen und Arien auf dem Clavier nach der kurtzen Octave übet, a collection of easy pieces for beginners, was published in five parts by various firms, Lotter producing the last two (1748, 1752); in 1751 the same publisher issued a teaching manual by Nauss, Gründlicher Unterricht den General-Bass recht zu erlernen.EitnerQ MGG1 (A. Layer...