Given birth to on 1584, Michael Altenburg was a composer, instructor, and minister who also published several sacred functions which remain sung today. His profession as a instructor, minister and composer are relatively sporadic and intermingled with each other. While one profession flourished, others appear to fade. One of is own tunes “Verzage nicht, du Hauflein klein!” was utilized like a march by Ruler Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. Altenburg’s functions range from basic lieder and motets to complicated concertos. Gaudium Christianum, das ist christliche musikalische Freude, a assortment of six motets, exemplifies his mastery of polyphonic type. He passed away in 1640.