Johann Stadlmayr [Stadlmair, Stadelmaier, Stadelmayer, Stadelmeyer]

(ca.1575 - 1648)

German composer, born in Bavaria, died in Innsbruck. In 1603 he was employed by Archbishop of Salzburg, in 1604 he became Kapellmeisterthere. He left for Innsbruck in 1607 to assume a similar position at the court of the Habsburg Archduke Maximilian II of the Tirol. Well known across Europe in his time, he was a prolific church composer, writing six books of Masses in up to sixteen parts and many other volumes of liturgical music, in which he showed a sure grasp of both the old-fashioned polyphonic and new concertato styles.

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