Sigmund Theophil Staden

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Sigmund Theophil Staden

Sigmund Theophil Staden (6 November 1607 – 30 July 1655) was an important early German composer.

Staden was born in Kulmbach in the Principality of Bayreuth, son of Johann Staden, the founder of the so-called Nuremberg school. Based in Nuremberg, he was the composer of Seelewig (1644), the first German Singspiel. The only other works of his that survive are three Friedens-Gesänge from 1651.


  • Seelewig (1644) CPO
  • Friedens-Seufftzer und Jubel-Geschrey - Musik für Den Westfälischen Frieden. Manfred Cordes. CPO 999 571-2 (1997)