Matthias Greitter

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Aliases: Matthias Greiter; Matthäus Greitter


Born: ca. 1495

Died: 20 December 1550


Greitter was born in Aichach. He became priest and cantor at Strasbourg Cathedral. In 1524 he joined the new Reformed Church. In 1538 he accepted a position of music teacher at the Collegium Argentinense (later University of Strasbourg). In 1549 he moved back to the Catholic religion and founded a Catholic school of singing, but he died the following year in Strasbourg, presumably from the plague.
Greitter wrote a number of Psalm-tunes, published in a book he co-edited in 1524-1525, and in Calvin's first Strasbourg hymnal of 1539.

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