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Schröter, Leonhart

Schröter, Leonhart

Schröter, Leonhart, German composer; b. Torgau, c. 1532; d. Magdeburg, c. 1601. He was educated in Torgau, Annaberg, and Meissen; was town Kantor in Saalfeld (1561–71; 1573–76) and librarian at the Wolfenbüttel court (1571–73); then Kantor at Magdeburg’s Alstadt Lateinschule (1576–95). His works include 55 geistliche Lieder for 4 Voices (Wittenberg, 1562), Der 12. und 124. Psalm Davids for 4 Voices (Magdeburg, 1577), Canticum sanctorum Ambrosii et Augustini Te Deutn lauda-mus for 8 Voices (Magdeburg, 1584), and Epithalamii cantilena…in honorem nuptiarum … Melchioris Papae for 10 Voices (Magdeburg, 1587).


G. Hofmann, L. S.: Ein lutherischer Kantor zu Magdeburg (diss., Univ. of Freiburg, 1932); H. Hasse, Der erste herzogliche Bibliothekar: Ein Musiker: Bemerkungen über den Kantor und Komponisten l. S.(Frankfurt am Main, 1972).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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