he man who was perhaps the greatest composer for the organ is one you've never heard of. One of the most prominent musicians of his day, he died at an early age and most of his works were lost. Quite a shame, considering that J. S. Bach himself was influenced by these works. You wonder what music we might have today had he lived to a ripe old age.
Nicolas Bruhns died on this day in 1697, aged 31.