Thomas Selle (1599-1663) was one of the most prominent composers in the German-speaking world of his time. As cantor at the Johanneum in Hamburg, at the main churches and the cathedral, he had a decisive influence on the rich musical life of the Hanseatic city from 1641 onwards. The high artistic expectations of the discerning public are unmistakably reflected in his compositions.
The Selle catalogue offers for the first time a complete listing of the surviving works. In the source-based catalogue, illustrated with over 1,000 musical examples, all sacred and secular compositions, adaptations of other composers' works, writings and notes on performance practice in Sella's hand recorded.