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  Michael Praetorius - LoveToKnow 1911
MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571-1621), German musical historian, theorist and composer, was born at Kreuzberg, in Thuringia, on the 15th of February 1571.
His father's name was Michael Schultheis.' While he was still quite young he visited the university of Frankfort on the Oder for three years.
In fact, without the information bequeathed to us by Praetorius it would be impossible to reconstruct in theory the orchestra of the earlier half of the 17th century, during which the opera and the oratorio both sprang into existence, or even to understand the descriptions left us by other less careful writers.
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Beginning in 1585, Praetorius stu­died the­ol­o­gy at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Frank­furt an der Oder, where he was al­so an or­gan­ist.
At first Prae­tor­i­us was the Duke’s or­gan­ist; in 1604, he was ap­point­ed mas­ter of the Duke’s court mu­sic.
From 1613-1616, Prae­tor­i­us was in Dres­den, at the court of the
www.cyberhymnal.org /bio/p/r/praetorius_m.htm   (209 words)

 Michael Praetorius (Composer) - Short Biography
Michael Praetorius was the son of Michael Schultze (Praetorius being a Latinization of the name).
Praetorius had become famous as composer of church music, among which should be mentioned the mammoth edition of over twelve hundred songs.
Praetorius explains that these compositions are particularly suitable for boys (‘and other musicians’) and are set according to the current Italian manner/style (Gabrieli, etc.).
www.bach-cantatas.com /Lib/Praetorius.htm   (554 words)

 Michael Praetorius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Michael Praetorius is this man, not only pillar of Lutheran music over the turning of the 17th century, but also a solid and traceable link in a chain that runs from Isaac to Brahms, spanning four centuries.
Michael Praetorius' name-change was a common thing amongst those involved in the artistic side of German life.
Praetorius and Schulteis carry the same connotation of a leader, and thus his name change was really no change at all.
www.ct-recorders.org /~raybro/praetorius.html   (559 words)

 Michael Praetorius and his Syntagma Musicum
Michael Praetorius, baroque musician, was simultaneously an organist, a choirmaster and teacher, a prolific composer, and author of a prose work entitled Syntagma musicum, a highly significant source for musical history.
Praetorius was born in 1571 in Kreuzburg, where his father, Michael Schultheis, was a Lutheran pastor.
Praetorius was well educated, and he was blessed with a quick, orderly mind as well as a great deal of musical craftsmanship.
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 MICHAEL PRAETORIUS, Biography, Discography
Michael Prætorius’s life spanned the transition from the High Renaissance to the early baroque.
Born in Kreuzberg, Thuringia, as Michael Schultheiss (Latinized as Prætorius), he was the son of a Lutheran pastor.
His work clearly forms the climax in the history of Protestant church music of alternatim (the practice of alternating the performance of sections of works for different forces).
www.goldbergweb.com /en/history/composers/11801.php   (383 words)

 Sleeve Notes - Praetorius: Music from Terpischore
Michael Praetorius was born on 15 February 1571 at Creuzberg an der Werra near Eisenach, the son of a Lutheran pastor.
However, Praetorius makes it clear in the preface to Terpsichore that the collection was 'written for the French dancers by generally very good Geigers (known in their language as Violons) or lutenists', and that 'they play these same dances on the violin or lute'.
Given that Antoine Emeraud was a dancing master and that French dancing masters at the time were normally violinists, that Caroubel was a French court violinist, and that some of the pieces in Terpsichore are also found in the French violin band repertory, it seems that the collection was primarily intended for violins.
www.hyperion-records.co.uk /notes/67240.html   (1137 words)

 Hieronymus Praetorius (Composer) - Short Biography
His first position was as organist at Erfurt from 1580 to 1582, when he returned to Hamburg as assistant organist to his father at the Jacobikirche (with the chapel of St Gertrud); on his father’s death in 1586 he became first organist, and he held this post until his death.
In 1587 Praetorius compiled and copied a collection of monophonic German and Latin service music for the Hamburg churches, containing the chants for Matins, Mass and Vespers for the Sundays and feast days of the church year.
Praetorius was also the chief compiler of the Melodeyen Gesangbuch (Hamburg, 1604), a collection of 88 four-part German chorale settings by the organists of the four largest Hamburg churches.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Lib/Praetorius-Hieronymus.htm   (935 words)

 Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore / Motets
Michael Praetorius: Musae Sioniae IV Christus, der uns selig macht à 8 (choir I: trebles, counterenor, tenor, baritone, cornett, 3 sackbuts, organ; choir II: trebles, countertenor, tenor, bass, cornett, 3 sackbuts, organ)
The second part of the disc illustrates the art of Praetorius in the domain of sacred vocal music, where he proves his knowledge: all use a great number of voices and often a double choir.
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) was a German composer sitting in a unique historical position.
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 Composer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the 1590s Michael Praetorius settled in Wolfenbüttel as organist to Duke Heinrich Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and was later appointed court Kapellmeister.
Descended from a family of strict Lutheran persuasion, Praetorius based a great deal of his music on Lutheran hymns and on the Latin Lutheran liturgy of the time.
Instrumental music by Michael Praetorius is confined to his collection of dances, Terpsichore.
www.naxos.com /composer/btm.asp?fullname=Praetorius,+Michael   (156 words)

 MUSICMATCH Guide: Michael Praetorius
Praetorius later wrote that he left the position after three years, and, while it remains unclear what his activities during the early 1590s might have been, by 1595 he reappears in the historical record as organist for Duke Heinrich Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
Praetorius' father and grandfather were both Lutheran theologians, and the composer inherited their deep religious sentiment, composing over one thousand sacred compositions based on Protestant hymns and the Latin liturgy used in the Lutheran service.
Praetorius' Syntagma musicum, while never completed (the final section, intended to provide instruction in actual composition, remains missing), is one of the most important systematic compilations of early seventeenth century musical thinking.
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 Michael Praetorius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This post necessitated much travelling in Germany, which enabled him to earn widespread renown as a conductor of musical performances, an organ consultant, and a knowledgeable expert on practical music and on musical instruments.
Praetorius was a Lutheran church composer of amazing industry.
Dominating his output is the 9-volume Musae Sioniae containing 1,244 chorale settings, but he published many others too, altogether including pieces on every conceivable scale from little bicima to massive Polychoral variations with instrumental support.
www.hoasm.org /IVG/PraetoriusM.html   (186 words)

 Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) : Library of Congress Citations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Presents examples of the music of Michael Praetorius, performed by the New York Pro Musica, and offers a description of the music and the instruments used in its performance.
English Title: The syntagma musicum of Michael Praetorius, Volume two, De organographia : first and second parts, plus all forty-two original woodcut illustrations from Theatrum instrumentorum / in an English translation by Harold Blumenfeld.
(from Musae Sioniae, 1610) Praetorius, M. Musae Sioniae, Teil IX (1610), 1929: index (most pieces for 2 or 3 voices; Teil VIII also originally published in 1610 but all pieces therein are for 4 or 5 voices) Control No.: n 86856762 Heading: Praetorius, Michael, 1571-1621.
www.mala.bc.ca /~mcneil/cit/citlcpraetorius.htm   (2505 words)

 Praetorius Michael (1571-1621)
Afterword to Michael Praetorius Gesammtausgabe der musikalischen Werke XX.
Verzeichnis der in den Frankfurter und Leipziger Messkatalogen der Jahre 1564 bis 1759 angezeigten Musikalien.
SAMUAL E. Michael Praetorius on Concertato Style', cantors at the crossroads : Essays on church music in honor of Walter E. Buszin.
www.musicologie.org /derm/praetorius.html   (711 words)

 Michael Praetorius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michael Praetorius (probably February 15, 1571 – February 15, 1621) was a German composer, organist, and writer on music.
He was one of the most prolific and versatile composers of his time, and was particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns.
Free scores by Michael Praetorius in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michael_Praetorius   (342 words)

 San Francisco Bach Choir: Michael Praetorius
Raybro, the music director of the Hanover Consort in Connecticut, has dedicated a number of pages at his site to Michael Prætorius and the Syntagma musicum
A collection of MIDI files for Praetorius’ music, mostly from his
A lengthy biography of Praetorius, written to celebrate his 428th birthday in 1999
www.sfbach.org /repertoire/praetoriusm.html   (457 words)

 Praetorius: Terpsichore / La Fenice, Ricercar Consort, Et Al | ArkivMusic
Michael Praetorius was undoubtedly one of the most prominent musicians at the beginning of the 17th century.
This volume gives the impression of being a real anthology in which Praetorius seems to have wanted not to lose one note of all the dances that he had collected; he seems to be saying that even if some of them were less interesting than others, at least they would not be forgotten.
These dances, harmonised as they are in four, five and, very rarely, six parts are the reflection of an instrumental practice that was dying out at the beginning of the 17th century, except in the very particular context of ballet music.
www.arkivmusic.com /classical/album.jsp?album_id=75551   (383 words)

 HOASM: Hieronymus Praetorius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
German organist and composer, not related to Michael Praetorius.
With Hans Leo Hassler, Hieronymus Praetorius is one of the best representatives of the Venetian tradition in Germany.
His music is however old-fashioned for its time in that the basso continuo is still optional, and no use is made of the new monodic style or of obbligato instruments.
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 Michael Praetorius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The son of a Lutheran pastor, Praetorius spent most of his professional life as an organist, kantor, and kapellmeister in the Lutheran cities and states of northern Germany.
He traveled widely in Germany and earned renown as a virtuoso organist, organ builder, composer, and assiduous music scholar.
Praetorius was considered the most important organizer of Protestant music since the time of Martin Luther, and most of his sacred music is based on Protestant chorales.
www.stmartinschamberchoir.org /Education/Bios/BioPraetorius.htm   (121 words)

Michael Praetorius, an old Duchy, and the Belly of a Whale
Lüneburg and Praetorius accompanied him to Wolfenbüttel to become his Kapellmeister in 1603.
From 1613-1616 Praetorius was in Dresden at the court of the Kurfürst von Sachsen, Electoror of Saxony.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The recording in question is Nonesuch H-1128 (mono)/H-71128 (stereo), containing on side one 5 Christmas hymns by Praetorius and a selection of dances from his _Terpsichore_, and on side two 2 suites from Johann Hermann Schein's "Banchetto Musicale".
I should note that while the *setting* used in the recording is by Praetorius, Joshua Rifkin's liner notes imply that the *scoring* is modern--presumably by the conductor of the performance, Willi Tr"ader: The verses of the chorales are given in different settings, varying in style and number of voices.
Following Praetorius' own suggestions in Part III of the _Syntagma musicum_, they have been scored for a mixed ensemble of voices and instruments--pommers, krummhorn, dulcian, gambas, and recorders--lending a particular sonic appeal to the music.
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 Praetorius, Michael - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
PRAETORIUS, MICHAEL [Praetorius, Michael], 1571-1621, German composer and musicographer, whose name originally was Schultheiss.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Praetorius, Michael" at HighBeam.
Music printing in Leipzig during the Thirty Years' War.
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 Michael Praetorius - Classical music composer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wie schoen leuchtet uns der Morgenstern By Michael Praetorius.
Michael Praetorius; Edited and Arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen.
The Syntagma musicum of Michael Praetorius, volume three: An annotated translation (Monograph)
www.classical-composers.org /comp/praetori   (983 words)

 San Francisco Bach Choir: In dulci jubilo - Joyous music of Michael Prætorius
During the late 16th and 17th centuries, composers used many of these pieces as the basis for grand, celebratory works, often crafting elaborate settings for multiple choirs and instrumental ensembles, such as the arrangements of
Michael Prætorius, the leading creator of such compositions and the central figure on this program, was probably the most versatile and prolific composer of his generation.
A devout Lutheran, he spent his professional life working as organist, Kantor, and Kapellmeister in a number of centers in northern Germany.
www.sfbach.org /concerts/19951209notes.html   (1247 words)

 AllRefer.com - Michael Praetorius (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Michael Praetorius, Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biographies
Michael Praetorius[prEtOr´Eus] Pronunciation Key, 1571–1621, German composer and musicographer, whose name originally was Schultheiss.
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 Amazon.ca: Folie Douce Ren: Music: Michael Praetorius,Pierre Francisque Caroubel,Terpsichore Anonymous,Doulce Memoire ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Composer: Michael Praetorius, Pierre Francisque Caroubel, et al.
Most of the works on the program are dances by Michael Praetorius; these players really know how to "swing," embellishing each piece with snazzy ornamentation and creating music in truly "joyful spontaneity." --David Vernier
These are fun, intricate and, at times, even frenzied arrangements featuring the impressive talents of founder Denis Raisin-Dadre on recorder, Freddy Eichelberger on harpsichord, Jean-Paul Boury on Cornetto, and Pascale Boquet on lute and guitar, with occasional percussive flare added by Bruno Caillat.
www.amazon.ca /Folie-Douce-Doulce-Memoire-Ensemble/dp/B00000B9NR   (824 words)

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