1586–1630

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 20, 1586, Grün­hain, Sax­o­ny.

Died: No­vem­ber 19, 1630, Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny.

Biography

Son of a min­is­ter and teach­er, Schein moved with his fa­mi­ly to Dresden at age se­ven when his fa­ther died.

Within six years, he was sing­ing in the Dres­den court choir and stu­dy­ing un­der its Ka­pell­meis­ter. He went on to stu­dy at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig (1603), the Schup­for­ta near Naum­burg, and back at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig around 1607.

Due to his de­mon­strat­ed abil­i­ties, by 1615 he be­came the Ka­pell­meis­ter at Wei­mar. In 1615, he was ap­point­ed can­tor at St. Tho­mas Church in Leip­zig, pre­ced­ing Bach there by more than a cen­tu­ry.

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