Johann Theodor Roemhildt

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Johann Theodor Roemhildt (1684–1756) was a German Baroque composer.

Roemhildt was born in Salzungen. He studied in Ruhla as a child with Johann Jacob Bach, then from the age of thirteen at St. Thomas' School, Leipzig under Johann Schelle and Johann Kuhnau. Fellow pupils included Christoph Graupner, Johann Friedrich Fasch and Johann David Heinichen.[1]

Roemhildt was court kapellmeister to Heinrich Duke of Saxony (1661–1738) at Merseburg, where he later died.

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

236 cantatas survive, 50 of which are solo cantatas, along with a St. Matthew Passion.

  • Cantatas Es geht kein andrer Weg zum Himmel and Meine Sonne stehet stille Klaus Mertens, Accademia Daniel, dir Shalev Ad-El, 2007.
  • Cantatas 'Kommt, Ihr Herzen, kommt ihr Lippen' and 'Nun danket alle Gott', in "Christmas Cantatas of 18th Century Danzig": Goldberg Baroque Ensemble, dir Andrejz Mikolaj Szadejko; Kantaty Bozonarodzeniowe; Sarton Records, Warsaw, 2010


  1. ^ Uta Wald, essay in booklet to CD Baroque Bass Cantatas from Central Germany cpo 2007