30th May 1578
c. 23rd March 1658
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.