Schmelzl, Wolfgang, Austrian singer, teacher, and composer; b. Kennath, c. 1500; d. Steinfeld, c. 1561. He was a Protestant cantor in Amberg, then, c. 1540, he went to Vienna as a teacher; was also a singer at the S. Salvator Chapel. He settled as a Catholic priest at St. Lorenz in Steinfeld. He is known for a collection of 4- to 5-voiced quodlibets and folk songs of the period (1544).
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