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Title
Christmas music
Composer
Michael Praetorius ca.1571-1621
Conductor
David Hill
Performer
Choir of Westminster Cathedral  (koor) Parley of Instruments  (ensemble)
Publisher
Hyperion, 1988
1 cd
Recording date
1986
Playing time
0:49:10
EAN
0034571162003
CDR
DBX0488
Placing suggestion
91 - Sinterklaas en kerst (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About Michael Praetorius

Michael Praetorius (probably 28 September 1571 – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns.

Life

Praetorius was born Michael Schultze, the youngest son of a Lutheran pastor, in Creuzburg, in present-day Thuringia. After attending school in Torgau and Zerbst, he studied divinity and philosophy at the University of Frankfurt (Oder). He was fluent in a number of languages. After receiving his musical education, from 1587 he served as organist at the Marienkirche in Frankfurt. From 1592/3 he served at the court in Wolfenbüttel, under the employ of Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. He served in the duke's State Orchestra, first as organist and later (from 1604) as Kapellmeister (court music director).

His first compositions appeared arou…Read more on Wikipedia

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