Greiter, Matthäus

Composer

(both names variously spelt), b Aichach, nr Augsburg c1494, d Strasbourg 1550. A monk and singer at Strasbourg Minster until becoming a Protestant, (Lutheran) in 1524. The organist at St Thomas’ Ch, Wolfgang Dachstein, pointed the way. Asst Pastor of St Martin’s Ch Strasbourg, then pastor of St Stephen’s and other churches. But he was deposed on moral grounds in 1546 and founded a choir-school in the city in 1548. He died of the plague soon after returning to the RC church. No.105.

Tunes and arrangements by Greiter, Matthäus

Tune Name
Psalm 68