Mylius, Wolfgang Michael

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Mylius, Wolfgang Michael

Mylius, Wolfgang Michael, German composer; b. Mannstedt, Thuringia, 1636; d. Gotha, late 1712 or early 1713. He pursued training in theology at the Univ. of Jena. In 1661 he was made a court musician in Altenburg, and in 1661–62 he studied music with Christoph Bernhard in Dresden. After the Altenburg Kapelle was dissolved in 1669, he joined he Gotha Kapelle, where he served as its Kapellmeister from 1676 until his death. He composed Singspiels and much sacred music. His teaching manual, Rudimenta musices, das ist: Eine kurtze ung grundrichtige Anweisung zur Singe Kunst (Gotha, 1686), retains its historic value.


J. Mylius, Geschichte der Familien M. (Buttstadt, 1895).

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