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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List of choral works
- An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 267 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Domine, non secundum
- Es hiedri hut gut
- Es wolt ein jeger iagen
- Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld, BWV 267 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Mir ist ein feins Jungfraeuelin
- O Mensch bewein dein Sünde groß
- O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß, BWV 402 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Quodlibet (Elselin ea)
- Rejoice ye heavens, BWV 311 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Ye children which do serve the Lord (Thomas Ravenscroft)
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