Since I began Partitura Organum I have created 750 scores. And I'll continue to create new ones. In those five years I have learned a lot about typesetting, engraving music and using my engraving engine Lilypond. And the scores from the first year or so, are not up to my present standard and need to be reworked. While I do that, I'll take the opportunity to play some of them again.
Andreas Nicolaus Vetter (1666-1734) was born in Herschdorf. He studied with Georg Caspar Wecker in Nuremberg and later with Johann Pachelbell in Erfurt. In 1690 he became organist of the Predigerkirche, but he didn’t stay long. In 1691 Vetter went to Rudolstadt to take up a position as castle organist. He was succeeded at the Predigerkirche by Johann Heinrich Buttstett. There are few surviving compositions by Vetter, but what remains show that Vetter was a very able craftsman. He created choral preludes with the style and techniques Pachelbel employed as well. Those techniques were in wide use in that part of Germany in that time. Sometimes it is difficult to descern whether a composition was by Vetter, of Buttstett or Pachelbel or Johann Michael Bach or (fill in one of the many others).
Johann Gottfried Walther ascribed this composition to Vetter in his manuscript. So I'll stick to that ascription.