Schein, Johann Hermann

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Schein, Johann Hermann (b Grünhain, Saxony, 1586; d Leipzig, 1630). Ger. composer. Chorister, Dresden court chapel from 1599. Court Kapellmeister, Weimar, from 1615. Cantor of Thomas Sch., Leipzig, from 1616. One of first Ger. musicians to benefit from It. influence. Wrote nearly 100 chorale melodies and harmonizations, sacred songs in It. style, villanelles, madrigals, Venus Kräntzlein (new secular songs, 1609), motets, dance suites, wedding-songs, etc.