Thomas Selle

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Thomas Selle

Thomas Selle (23 March 1599 – 2 July 1663) was a seventeenth century German baroque composer.

Life[edit]

Selle was born in Zörbig but received his first instruction in Leipzig where he was probably a pupil of the Thomaskantor Sethus Calvisius. Selle was cantor in Heide (Holstein) in 1624 and in 1625 in nearby Wesselburen. From 1634 he was cantor in Itzehoe and from 1641 Music Director at the Johanneum of the four main churches of Hamburg; from 1642 as well as minor canon at St Mary's. He died in Hamburg.

Works[edit]

Sacred[edit]

  • Hagio-deca-melydrion, 1–4vv, bc (1627)
  • Monomachia harmonico-latina … et ritornellis, congressus prior, 2, 5, 6vv, bc (1630)
  • Monophonia harmonico-latina, 1–3, 6vv, bc (1633)
  • Concertuum binis vocibus … decas, 2vv, bc (1634)
  • Concertuum trivocalium germanico-sacrorum pentas, 3vv, bc (1635)
  • Concertuum latino-sacrorum … pentas, 2, 4vv, bc (1635)
  • Concertuum latino-sacrorum … liber primus, 2, 4, 5vv, bc (Rostock, 1646)
  • 58 works in J. Rist. Sabbathische Seelenlust (Lüneburg, 1651)
  • 52 works in J. Rist: Nene musikalische Festandachten (Lüneburg, 1655)
  • Monomachia harmonico-latina … et ritornellis, congressus posterior, 2, 5, 6vv, bc, 1630
  • Passio in dialogo secundum Matthaeum, 10vv, bc, 1642
  • Passio secundum Johannem cum intermediis, 12, 5, 4vv, bc, 1643
  • Passio secundum Johannem, sine intermediis, 6, 5vv, bc, after 1643
  • Die Aufferstehung Christi nach den 4 Evangelisten, 8, l4vv, bc
  • Contrapunctus simplex, 4, 5vv, bc
  • Chorus fidicinius etlicher Kirchen-Psalmen, 2-7vv, bc
  • 10 motets, 8vv

Secular[edit]

  • Concertatio castalidum, a 3 (1624)
  • Deliciae pastorum arcadiae, 10 Pastorellen, a 3 (1624)
  • Deliciarum juvenilium decas harmonica-bivocalis, 2vv, bc (1634)
  • Amorum musicalium … decas I, a 3 (1635)
  • Monophonetica, hoc est, Allerhand lustige … Liedlein, 1v, bc (1636)
  • 25 wedding songs
  • 7 funeral songs
  • 2 songs

Theoretical Works[edit]

  • Kurtze doch grüntliche Anleitung zur Singekunst, D-Hs

Editions[edit]

  • 6 geistliche Konzerte, bearbeitet von A. Egidi, Berlin 1929
  • Passion nach dem Evangelisten Johannes mit Intermedien, herausgegeben von R. Gerber, Wolfenbüttel 1933

References[edit]

  • S. Günther: Die geistliche Konzertmusik von Thomas Selle nebst einer Biographie. Dissertation Gießen 1935
  • J. Birke: Die Passionsmusiken von Thomas Selle (1599 - 1663), Dissertation Heidelberg 1957
  • W. Braun: Thomas Selles Lasso-Bearbeitungen, Jahrbuch der Kirchenmusik XLVII, 1963
  • Thomas Selle (1599-1663). Beiträge zu Leben und Werk des Hamburger Kantors und Komponisten anlässlich seines 400. Geburtstages. Herzberg 2000

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