Johann Hermann Schein

(1586 - 1630)

German composer. Chorister, Dresden court chapel from 1599. Court Kapellmeister, Weimar, from 1615. Cantor of Thomas School, Leipzig, from 1616. One of first German musicians to benefit from Italian influence. Wrote nearly 100 chorale melodies and harmonizations, sacred songs in Italian style, villanelles, madrigals, Venus Kraentzlein (new secular songs, 1609), motets, dance suites, wedding songs, etc. Read more on Wikipedia.