Mettenleiter, Johann Georg

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Mettenleiter, Johann Georg

Mettenleiter, Johann Georg, German organist, choirmaster, and composer, brother of Dominicus Mettenleiter; b. St. Ulrich, Lohntal, Württemberg, April 6, 1812; d. Regensburg, Oct. 6, 1858. He was a pupil of his uncle, the choirmaster in Wallerstein. After serving as choirmaster of the Oettingen parish church (1837–39), he was choirmaster and organist in Regensburg (1839–58). Mettenleiter was a distinguished composer of sacred music. He publ. Manuale breve cantionum ac precum liturgicarum (Regensburg, 1852) and Enchiridion chorales, sive selectus locupletissimus cantionum liturgicarum (Regensburg, 1853), both with added organ accompaniment. The latter vol. proved an important milestone in the liturgical music restoration movement. His cousin, Bernhard Mettenleiter (b. Wallerstein, April 25, 1822; d. Marktheidenfeld, Jan. 14, 1901), was an organist, choirmaster, teacher, and composer.


D. Mettenleiter, J.G. M.: Ein Künstlerbild (Brixen, 1866).

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