Adam Gumpelzhaimer

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Adam Gumpelzhaimer, by Lucas Kilian (1622)

Adam Gumpelzhaimer, also Adam Gumpeltzhaimer (1559 – 3 November 1625) was a Bavarian composer and music theorist. Born in Trostberg, he studied music with the monk Jodocus Enzmüller. In 1581 he became cantor at the Augsburg Cathedral; a post he maintained until his death there in 1625. He is best known for his compositions of sacred music.[1] He was also a noted collector of the works of Hans Leo Hassler, amassing the largest known collection of Hassler's manuscripts and prints.[2]


  1. ^ Theodore Baker. "Adam Gumpeltzhaimer". Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.
  2. ^ Irene Alm (1 January 1996). Musica Franca: Essays in Honor of Frank A. D'Accone. Pendragon Press. p. 511.

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