According to The Oxford Companion to Music
, Bartholomäus Gesius [or Gese or Goess] was born at Müncheberg near Frankfurt-am-Oder. After studying theology he turned to music and spent the latter part of his life as cantor at Frankfurt-am-Oder. His compositions, which are numerous and important, include every type of church music of his day - passions, masses, motets, psalms, hymns, etc. He was also author of a theoretical treatise, "Synopsis musicae practicae".
||Brief biography by www.hoasm.org