Johann Schelle


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(b Geising, Thuringia, bapt. 6 Sept. 1648; d Leipzig, 10 March 1701). German composer. After singing as a boy in the Dresden court chapel, he became Kantor first at the small town of Eilenburg and then, in 1677, at the Thomasschule in Leipzig. He composed some interesting concertato pieces, precursors of Bach's cantatas, based on hymn tunes.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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