Egenolff, Christian, German music publisher; b. Hadamar, July 26, 1502; d. Frankfurt am Main, Feb. 9, 1555. He was educated at the Univ. of Mainz. He then went to Strasbourg, where he began to publish music in 1528. In 1530 he settled in Frankfurt am Main and continued to publish music until his death. His widow carried on the business until 1572, and the Egenolff name continued to be used until 1605. Egenolff publ. a series of partbooks, but few are extant. He publ. two collections of 4-part songs as Gassenhawerlin and Reutterlieden in 1535, which were issued in a combined edition about the same time. H. Moser prepared a facsimile edition using the three extant partbooks of the individual collections and the discant of the combined edition (Augsburg and Cologne, 1927).
H. Grotefend, C. £., der erste ständige Buchdrucker zu Frankfurt am Main und seine Vorlaufer (Frankfurt am Main, 1881);H. Miiller, Die Liederdrucke C. E.s (diss., Univ. of Kiel, 1964).
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