Michael Gotthard Fischer (June 3, 1773, Alach; † 12 January 1829 in Erfurt) was a German organist and composer. He was a pupil of Johann Christian Kittel, thus grandson students of Johann Sebastian Bach. Fischer succeeded as organist of Erfurt's Predigerkirche and worked as organist at the Barfüsserkirche. Beginning in 1816, Fischer taught Basso continuo and organ at the teachers seminar in Erfurt. August Gottfried Ritter, Ludwig Ernst Gebhardi and Eduard GRELL were among his pupils. Due to his suffering of gout, he was forced to resign his post of organist in 1820.
Fischer created numerous vocal and instrumental compositions for solo instruments, small and large ensembles, his organ compositions gained notoriety primarily.
I hadn't intended to do ANY "organ music" for Palm Sunday, but earlier today, I got the urge, so I tried to hurry up and get some done.
I picked 4 settings of "Valet will ich dir geben" (All glory, laud, and honor) and got three of them done, and hopefully, I can upload the 4th, and largest one, tomorrow.
This setting by Fischer is a brief one, almost like an "elaborated" hymn.
The "sound perspective" that you'll hear on this was about 70% and 30% rear.