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Johann Rosenmüller

ROSENMÜLLER, Johann. b. in or near Oelsnitz (Vogtland), 24 August 1617 (?); d. Wolfenbüttel, 1684 (buried 12 September). He received his early musical training at the Lateinschule at Oelsnitz. In 1640 Rosenmüller matriculated as a student of the theological faculty at Leipzig University and in 1642 he became Collaborator (auxiliary teacher) at the Thomaskirche, where he was promoted to Baccalaureus funerum (first assistant) in 1650. From 1651 Rosenmüller also held the post of organist at St Nicholas, and, because of the illness of the post holder, he increasingly frequently took on the official duties of the Thomaskantor as well. Rosenmüller first visited Italy in 1645 or 1646. His interest...

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