1613 - 1676
Having received a comprehensive education at the court of her father, Sophie later enjoyed excellent training at the Kassel Court and with Friedrich Chrysdander, who called her "a uniquely accomplished princess, particularly in the worshipful calling of music." Sophie was responsible for the organization and ensuing readjustments to a court orchestra established for her residence with her husband, Duke August the Younger of Brunswick- LŸneburg. Her compositions survive mostly as anonymously penned sacred songs, as well as some contributions to various secular celebrations and theatrical performances.For further information, see "Women Composers: Music Through the Ages," volume II. HPC #09859, #09861.