German composer. He may have studied briefly with Lassus, and also in Italy. Except for a short period in Stuttgart, he was teacher and cantor at the S. Anna Gymnasium in Augsburg from 1581 until his death. In 1595 he published a modernized version of Faber's Compendium Musicae, with examples taken from the music of contemporary German composers, which remained a standard textbook in southern Germany until the late seventeenth century. He composed psalms and sacred songs, and motets which use polychoral effects.