Szymon Bar Jona Madelka

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Szymon Bar Jona Madelka (* around 1530 in Opole , † around 1598 in Plzeň ) was a composer .

Nothing is known about Madelka's early years. Around 1575 he came to Plzeň, where he became a member of the butchers' guild . He later became a guild master, councilor of the city and cantor . Eight Magnificat and the Seven Penitential Psalms of his compositions have come down to us.