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Thomas Mancinus (Composer)

Born: 1550 - Schwerin, Mecklenburg
Died: c1620 - Wolfenbüttel (or late 1611 or beginning of 1612 - in Schwerin

Thomas Mancinus [Menckin] was Kantor at the Dom-Schule (Cathedral School) at Schwerin from 1572 to 1578. In 1584 he became a member of the chapel of the Duke of Brunswick at. Wolfenbüttel, and in 1587 was appointed Kapellmeister. He was afterwards employed as librarian to the Duke. He is the author of two simple settings of the Passion according to St. Matthew and St. John, first published in 1620, and since reprinted in Schöberlein's Schatz des liturgischen Gesanges. With the exception of a book of German secular songs a 4 and 5, his other works are mostly occasional compositions for weddings and funerals, in the form of motets and madrigals, with Latin or German texts. See Q.-L.

Source: Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1952 Edition, by J.R. Milne)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2006)


Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Christ ist erstanden, Setting for 5 voices

Christ ist erstanden

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