(b. Breslau, Feb. 1 2,1 58 9 ; d. Dec.2 7 ,1 6 61 ) . After studying theology a t Wittenburg, he received the appointment of Lutheran cantor and schoolmaster a t Jauer, in Silesia. When in 1629 Lutheranism was suppressed in Jauer, and Catholic worship re-established, Profe was obliged to return to Breslau, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1633 he was appointed organist to the church of St. Elizabeth, Breslau, not, however, giving up his other business. In consequence of the falling in of p a r t of the church and the destruction of the organ, his organistship came to an end, but he continued his mercantile career, and died as a well-to-do merchant. I t is not specially as a composer, but as a diligent editor and collector th a t Profe deserves mention. Between 1641 and 1646 he published four considerable collections o f1 Geistlicher Concerten und Harmonien a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc., vocibus cum et sine violinis & basso ad organum, aus den beriihmsten italianischen und andern Autoribus,' etc. The composers chiefly represented are those of the later Venetian School, with a few of their German followers, as Heinrich Schutz. In 1649 a supplement appeared with the title 'Corollarium geistlicher Coliectaneorum.' Prefixed to the first p a r t of this collodion, though not in all copies, is a Compendium Musicum, by way of a brief instruction in singing. In this little work Profe attacks the old Solmisation system founded upon the Hexachord, for which he receives the warm commendation of Mattheson. Another collection of Profo bears the title 'Cunis solennibus Jesuli recena-nati sacra genethliaca ' (1646), which, as the title indicates, consists of various songs for Christmas-tide. To this collection Profe contributes two of his own compositions for two to six voices, with instrumental accompaniment. In 1657 Profe put forth a small handy edition of Heinrich Albert's ' Arien.' For a fuller account of Profe see Dr. Reinhold Starke's article in Honatshefte, xxxiv. pp. 189- 215. J. K. M.