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Jacobus Syring (Composer)

Born: unknown date - Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
Died: April 20, 1606 - Celle, Germany

Jacobus Syring was a German composer. On the title-page of his works he refers to himself as ‘Rottenburgensis hassiae’ and ‘musicum et ducalis judicii Zellae procuratorem’ It is not known where he studied law. According to town archives, he lived in Celle from 1578 to at least 1599 and was buried there on April 20, 1606. His earliest work Cantiones poenitentiales (Ülzen, 1582) is dedicated to Duke Wilhelm the Younger of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. In the following year he dedicated his Te Deum laudamus Teutsch (Ülzen, 1583) to the Duke’s sons. He composed two wedding songs entitled Epithalamia for the marriage on May 3, 1585 of Princess Elisabeth of Celle and Earl Friedrich of Hohenlohe. In 1588 he dedicated the second edition of his Cantiones poenitentiales (Ülzen, 1588) to Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse. From 1589 to 1602/03 Syring is mentioned in Celle court accounts as ‘componista’ and in 1593 he received 20 thaler for the Cantiones (lost) dedicated to Duke Ernst of Celle. A Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis and a Missa Septem Volcum Super ‘Ego flos campi’ survive, almost complete (in D-Mbs ).

 

Source: Grove Music Online, © Oxford University Press 2006, acc. 5/24/06 (Author: Harald Müller)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2005); Thomas Braatz (May 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Te Deum laudamus Teutsch

Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum]

Ülzen, 1583

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Bibliography

H. Müller : Die Hochzeit der Celler Herzogin Elisabeth mit dem Grafen Friedrich von Hohenlohe im Jahre 1585: Jacobus Syring komponierte die Epithalamia, Cellesche Zeitung (21, 28 Oct; 4, 11 Nov 1995), Sachsenspiegel, nos.42-5

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