Thomas Selle

SELLE, Thomas. b. Zörbig near Bitterfeld , 23 March 1599, d. 2 July 1663. Selle was educated and maintained at Delitzsch, under the terms of a 1598 regulation aimed at educating the poor. He matriculated at Leipzig University in 1722 and probably received his musical training at the Thomasschule under Sethus Calvisius and Johann Hermann Schein*. Selle became a teacher in Heide in 1624, rector of Wesselburen in 1625, and Cantor in Itzehoe in 1634. From 1641 to his death Selle lived in Hamburg, working as Cantor at the Johanneum (the Latin school) and director of music of the four main churches in the city. His responsibilities included the provision of music instruction in the Johanneum’s...

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