Sigmund Salminger

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Sigismund Salminger (ca. 1500 in Munich – ca. 1554) was a former Franciscan who was baptised by Hans Hut and married. Having just arrived in Augsburg the second time he became a leader of the Augsburg Anabaptists in 1526, before imprisonment in 1527, and finally recantation and release in 1530.[1] His name also appeared as Sigmund Salminger, Sigismund Salblinger, and Sigismund Slablinger.[2]

He remained in Augsburg after his release and rehabilitation, penning several German hymns. In 1539 Augsburg's Fugger family arranged for Salminger to be granted a printer's license. Among his editions the most notable was that in 1548, which Salminger sponsored, edited, and published the works of the Capilla Flamenca composers Cornelius Canis, Thomas Crecquillon, Nicolas Payen and Jean L'Héritier as a tribute to the Habsburg emperor Charles V - as Cantiones selectissimae quatuor vocum, ab eximiis et praestantibus caesareae maiestatis capellae musicis.[3] This was the first time Payen had been published, and spread the reputation of Charles' chapel further across Europe.[4]


  1. ^ Sigmund Salminger, a former monastic priest (a Franciscan) of Munich, Bavaria, Germany, was one of the founders of the Augsburg Anabaptist congregation. ...
  2. ^ New Grove
  3. ^ musicologie 10 janv. 2009 – Une analyse de certains éléments de la mystique rhénane du 14 siècle transmis dans la production littéraire de Sigmund Salminger (ca. 1562). Répertoire International des Sources Musicales RISM1548
  4. ^ The Royal Chapel in the time of the Habsburgs: music and ceremony ... p127 Juan José Carreras López, Bernardo José García García, Tess Knighton - 2005 - During his stay in Augsburg in 1547 and 1548, he was at the height of his power. 34 The above-mentioned volume of motets ... stayed regularly.35 The patron of the edition was Sigismund Salminger (previously a persecuted Anabaptist