Michael Praetorius

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Aliases: Michael Schultze; Michael Schulte; Michael Schulz; Michael Schultheiss; Michael Schultheiß; Michael Schulteis; Michael Prætorius


Born: 28 September 1571 in Creuzburg, Electorate of Saxony

Died: 15 February 1621 in Wolfenbüttel, Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

German composer, organist, and music theorist.

View the Wikipedia article on Michael Praetorius.

List of choral works

In addition, there seem to be about 4 different proprietary disambiguation systems in operatio: that for Aus tiefer Not is particularly cumbersome/unfathomable

First melody (Phrygian)
Second melody

Works available at CPDL

Sacred works

In German

In Latin

In other languages

Secular works

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The following is a list of Michael Praetorius' publications. All of the volumes contain vocal or choral works, except Terpsichore and his music encyclopedia, Syntagma Musicum. (The encyclopedia is in bold to distinguish it from musical works).

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