Valentin Dretzel

Born: 30th May 1578

Died: c. 23rd March 1658

Birthplace: Germany

Valentin Dretzel also Drechsel, Tretzel or Trexel was a German organist and composer. After training, he worked in his hometown in various churches as an organist. He came from a musical family, his brothers Michael (1576-1635) and Wolfgang (1585-1655) were also musicians. In addition to numerous occasional pieces he created mainly sacred vocal music, including a Magnificat and several motets in polyphonic style.

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