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Michael Praetorius
Short Name: Michael Praetorius
Full Name: Praetorius, Michael, 1571-1621
Birth Year: 1571
Death Year: 1621

Born into a staunchly Lutheran family, Michael Praetorius (b. Creuzburg, Germany, February 15, 1571; d. Wolfenbüttel, Germany, February 15, 1621) was educated at the University of Frankfort-an-der-Oder. In 1595 he began a long association with Duke Heinrich Julius of Brunswick, when he was appoint­ed court organist and later music director and secretary. The duke resided in Wolfenbüttel, and Praetorius spent much of his time at the court there, eventually establishing his own residence in Wolfenbüttel as well. When the duke died, Praetorius officially retained his position, but he spent long periods of time engaged in various musical appointments in Dresden, Magdeburg, and Halle. Praetorius produced a prodigious amount of music and music theory. His church music consists of over one thousand titles, including the sixteen-volume Musae Sionae (1605-1612), which contains Lutheran hymns in settings ranging from two voices to multiple choirs. His Syntagma Musicum (1614-1619) is a veritable encyclopedia of music and includes valuable information about the musical instruments of his time.

Bert Polman

Tunes by Michael Praetorius (34)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[A shepherd band their flocks are keeping] (Praetorius)Michael Praetorius (Composer)555312 34534 35532
ACH GOTT VOM HIMMELREICHEMichael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Composer (melody))1251124 32211 43226
ACH HERR, DU ALLERHÖCHSTER GOTTMichael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Composer)332345 32132 34532
[Ach, lieber Herre Jesu Christ]Prätorius (Composer)211232 17151 23421
CHALICEMichael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Composer)211154 32123 45321
ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖHMichael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Harmonizer)113454 32333 23421
CARNEMichael Praetorius (Composer (attributed to))234543 22132 34554
[Christe, du Lamm Gottes]M. Prätorius (Composer)234556 55456 765
[Die Weisen an der Welte End]Michael Praetorius (Composer)111155 16556 17654
ERSCHIENEN IST DER HERRLICH TAGMichael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Arranger)111156 76545 6715
SURREXIT CHRISTUS HODIEMich. Prätorius (Composer)111177 16556 17654
ES IST EIN ROS (5556553)Michael Praetorius (Harmonizer)10955565 53432 17155
FULTON (Praetorius)Michael Praetorius (Adapter)312343 23156 56716
[Hosianna, Hosianna dem Sohne David!]Mich. Prätorius (Composer)211111 76512 17111
[I place myself in Jesus' hands]M. Praetorius (Composer)311327 12323 45343
ICH DANK' DIR SCHONMichael Prätorius (Composer)811142 34556 71765
PRAETORIUS (15565)M. Prätorius (1587-1621) (Composer)115565 54312 34433
IN DULCI JUBILOMichael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Composer)311134 56551 13456
[Jubilate Deo] (Praetorius)Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Composer)1312311 71654 3421
JERUSALEM, DU HOCHGEBAUTE STADT (Franck)Michael Praetorius (Composer)253213 45665 65234
[Lobe den Herren] (Praetorius)Michael Praetorius (Composer)113153 54321 71256
MELODY (Praetorius)Praetorius (Composer (melody))311155 67154 5322
PUER NATUS IN BETHLEHEM (111223)M. Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Setting:)411122 31734 323
QUEM PASTORESMichael Pretorius (Arranger, 1621 version)113534 56523 45432
SEDULIUS M. Praetorius (Harmonizer)311234 33115 67567
TYHOLLANDMichael Praetorius (1571-1621) (Composer)113565 34516 71554
SINGT DEM HERRENMichael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Composer)211711 23432 5321
PUER NOBIS NASCITURMichael Praetorius (Adapter)17911234 32115 55671
[This day is born Emmanuel]M. Praetorius (Composer)215555 64516 51176
[Um deinet willen bin Ich hier]Mich. Prätorius (Composer)251133 55355 54321
VOM HIMMEL HOCHM. Praetorius, 1571-1621 (Arranger)217675 67111 55345
[Wir wollen alle fröhlich sein]Michael Praetorius (Composer (melody))411356 53451 76715
WENN MEINE SÜND'Michael Praetorius (Composer)516113 21677 4565
[Young and old must raise the lay] (11751)M. Praetorius (Harmonizer)211751 75532 31111
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