Rosenmuller, Johann



German organist and composer; became about 1648 the musical director of the St. Thomas School, Leipsic, where he had previously been a student and assistant professor. He was imprisoned for some breach of official conduct in 1655, but escaped and went to Italy, where he lived till about 1667, when he secured permission to return, and was appointed chapelmaster at Wolfenbüttel, Brunswick, by the Duke of that duchy. He published at Leipsic the following: Kernspruche, mehrentheils aus heiliger Schrift, mit 3-7 Stimmen, 1648; Studenten-Musik, for 3-5 instruments, comprising a number of dance compositions in the old forms, 1654; and at Venice, twelve sonate da camera a cinque stromenti.