Clemens Thieme (Composer)
Born: 7th September 1631, Dresden, Germany
Died: 27th March 1668, Zeitz, Germany
Clemens Thieme (or Thiem, or Tieme) was a German Baroque composer. He was born in the area around the Dresden court and studied as a pupil of Philipp Stolle. When he was eleven, Heinrich Schütz arranged for him to serve as choirboy for the royal court in Copenhagen, Denmark. After Thieme's voice broke, Schütz arranged for him to study and be a court musician in Dresden; in 1663, with the assistance of Schütz, he became a court instrumentalist in Saxe-Zeitz and eventually its Konzertmeister.