Bartholomäus Gesius

(1562 - 1613)

German composer. After studying theology in Frankfurt he worked as cantor at Müncheberg, served the Freiherr von Schönaich, and became cantor of the Marienkirche in Frankfurt in 1593. He composed sacred music of every kind required by the Lutheran church, including Passions, psalm settings, sacred songs and congregational hymns; his style belongs to the sixteenth rather than the early seventeenth century, and shows the influence of Lassus.

IVC: Evangelical Church Music