Herbst, Johann Andreas

1588-1666

Born at Nuremberg, In 1628 was chapelmaster at Frankfort, where he remained for thirteen years, and then took the same position at Nuremberg. Returned to Frankfort in 1650, where he held a like position as long as he Jived. Herbst was a composer of note, a deep student of theory, and an organist of rare judgment; was author of several books upon musical subjects; two of these are a tract on Thorough-bass and a Discourse on Counterpart, Only two of his musical compositions, printed in 1619, are now in existence.