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Composer: Michael Praetorius
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Michael Praetorius

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 musi… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Michael Praetorius
Key: G Major


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 200 New Last Verses
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 5

Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Library Volume 51
    Composer/Editor Edward Broughton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2012) pp. 64
  • Chorale Preludes by Old Masters Volume 2: For Organ
    Composer/Editors Karl Straube; Johann Christoph Kuhnau
    Published By: Masters Music Publications, Inc. (1991) pp. 94
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 4 Number 4 June 1982 General, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Russell Schulz-Widmar
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (1982) pp. 6
  • Buxtehude Choral Transcriptions for the Organ Volume 4 Part 2: Kalmus Organ Series 3280
    Composer/Editors Dietrich Buxtehude; Philipp Spitta; Max Seiffert
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company pp. 78


Small Church Music #3497
  • PDF Score (PDF)


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Small Church Music #3497

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The Hymnal 1982 #219

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