Burmeister, Joachim, German music theorist and composer; b. Luneburg, March 5, 1564; d. Rostock, May 5, 1629. He received a master’s degree from the Univ. of Rostock, where he publ, the treatises Hypomnematum Musicae Poeticae (1599; Eng. tr., New Haven, 1993) and Musicae Practicae sive artis canendi ratio (1601). He composed several sacred songs, which were publ, in 1601.
M. Ruhnke, J. B.(Kassel, 1955).
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