THOMAS SELLE (1599 - 1663)
Peter Maxwell Davies
Aparently a pupil at the Tomasschule inLeipzig, the German composer Thomas Selle
continued his studies at the University. He was employed as Kantor in various
places in North Germany, before his appointment in 1641 to the important position
of Kantor at the Johanneum in Hamburg.
Selle wrote a large quantity of sacred and secular vocal music to Latin and
German texts, including two Passion settings and a series of sacred concertos.