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Thomas Selle
 (23 March 1599 – 2 July 1663) was a seventeenth-century German baroque composer.


Contents
1   Life
2   Works
2.1   Sacred
2.2   Secular
2.3   Theoretical works
3   Editions
4   References
5   External links
Life
Selle was born in Zörbig but received his first instruction in 1622 in Leipzig where he was a pupil of Johann Hermann Schein. It was around this time that he encountered the works of Thomaskantor Sethus Calvisius. Selle was cantor in Heide (Holstein) in 1624 and in 1625 in nearby Wesselburen. From 1634 he was cantor in Itzehoe and from 1641 Music Director at the Johanneum of the four main churches of Hamburg; from 1642 as well as minor canon at St Mary's. While in Hamburg, he premiered his Passion nach dem Evangelisten Johannes, which garnered favorable reviews. He died in Hamburg after serving 22 years in his position as music director.

Works
Selle's contributions to the German Passion tradition include his use of intermedia, which are poly-choral motets that are interspersed within the Passion story to summarize and comment on the narrative. These were the first non-gospel texts that were included as part of the Passion tradition. Selle himself allowed for the removal of these intermedia to accommodate more conservative churches.[1]

Sacred
Hagio-deca-melydrion, 1–4vv, bc (1627)
Monomachia harmonico-Latina … et ritornellis, congressus prior, 2, 5, 6vv, bc (1630)
Monophonia harmonico-Latina, 1–3, 6vv, bc (1633)
Concertuum binis vocibus … decas, 2vv, bc (1634)
Concertuum trivocalium germanico-sacrorum pentas, 3vv, bc (1635)
Concertuum Latino-sacrorum … pentas, 2, 4vv, bc (1635)
Concertuum Latino-sacrorum … liber primus, 2, 4, 5vv, bc (Rostock, 1646)
58 works in J. Rist. Sabbathische Seelenlust (Lüneburg, 1651)
52 works in J. Rist: Nene musikalische Festandachten (Lüneburg, 1655)
Monomachia harmonico-Latina … et ritornellis, congressus posterior, 2, 5, 6vv, bc, 1630
Passio in dialogo secundum Matthaeum, 10vv, bc, 1642
Passio secundum Johannem cum intermediis, 12, 5, 4vv, bc, 1643
Passio secundum Johannem, sine intermediis, 6, 5vv, bc, after 1643
Die Aufferstehung Christi nach den 4 Evangelisten, 8, l4vv, bc
Contrapunctus simplex, 4, 5vv, bc
Chorus fidicinius etlicher Kirchen-Psalmen, 2-7vv, bc
10 motets, 8vv
Secular
Concertatio castalidum, a 3 (1624)
Deliciae pastorum arcadiae, 10 Pastorellen, a 3 (1624)
Deliciarum juvenilium decas harmonica-bivocalis, 2vv, bc (1634)
Amorum musicalium … decas I, a 3 (1635)
Monophonetica, hoc est, Allerhand lustige … Liedlein, 1v, bc (1636)
25 wedding songs
7 funeral songs
2 songs
Theoretical works
Kurtze doch grüntliche Anleitung zur Singekunst, D-Hs



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