Johann Michael Haydn
Baptized: September 14, 1737, Rohrau, Austria.
Died: August 10, 1806, Salzburg, Austria.
Buried: St. Peter’s Church, Salzburg, Austria.
Brother of composer Franz Haydn, Johann began singing as a chorister at St. Stephen’s, Vienna, around 1745. While there, he studied violin, clavier, and counterpoint. In 1757, he was appointed to the court of the Bishop of Grosswardein (now northern Romania). In 1763, he won an appointment as Konzertmeister to Archbishop Schrattenbach of Salzburg. He also played the organ at the Dreifaltigkeits Church in Salzburg, and taught violin at the court. The Royal Swedish Academy of Music inducted him in 1804. Haydn’s works include over 400 pieces of religious music, plus:
Ninfe in belli, 1765
Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots; Der Kampf der Busse und Gekehrung, 1768
Die Wahrheit der Natur, 1769
Oratorium de Passione Domini nostri Jesu Christi, circa 1775
Der englische Patriot, circa 1779
Die Jubelfeyer, 1787
Die Ährenleserin, 1788
Source: The Cyber Hymnal