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Calvisius, Sethus

(Kallwitz; 1556–1615). First cantor of St. Thomas, Leipzig, to enjoy wide fame; versatile scholar, excelling in music, mathematics, chronology, astrology, linguistics, and musicology. Fostered simple music, notably through his Harmonia cantionum ecclesiasticarum (1597), in 4-part harmony and containing some of Luther's hymns; active in disposing the youth of the ch. to good music. See also Becker, Cornelius.

F. Blume Die evangelische Kirchenmusik (Potsdam, 1931); E. Koch, Geschichte des Kirchenlieds und Kirchengesangs (Stuttgart, 1866–76); S. Kümmerle, Encyklopädie der evangelischen Kirchenmusik, 4 vols. (Gütersloh, 1888–95); C. von Winterfeld, Der evangelische Kirchengesang (Leipzig, 1843–47).

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