Reiner, Jakob



German composer; born at Altdorf, Würtemburg; was a student at the monastery school of Weingarten, near his birthplace, and later studied at Munich under Orlando Lasso. He was singing-teacher and later chorusmaster at the school mentioned, and died there before his fiftieth year. He published a number of collections, including Liber cantionum sacrarum, a collection of twenty-two motets for five and six voices; Schone, neue deutsche Lieder; Christliche Gesang, Teutsche Psalmen, fifteen three-part psalms; twenty motets; Selectae piaeque cantiones; Cantica sive mutetae, Liber motetarum, motets for six and eight voices; a second collection of motets; Sacrarum Missarum; Gloriosissimae Virginis. . . . Magnificat; Missae tres cum Litaniis; Missae aliquot sacrae cum officio B. M. V. et antiphonis, three to four voices, 1608. Numerous songs remain in manuscript.