January 13, 1683, Kirchberg – May 10, 1760, Darmstadt
Christoph Graupner was a German harpsichordist and composer of high Baroque music, one of the principal German composers of the period of Bach and Telemann.
The most significant genres in which Graupner worked were the chorale cantata, the trio sonata, and the concerto. He composed about 1,300 cantatas. His trio sonatas and concerts represent a German assimilation of these Italian forms.
Cantata – God be merciful to us GWV 110941