Praetorius Sheet Music

By | September 21, 2021

Praetorious Sheet Music and Biography

Black and White image of Michael Praetorius
Michael Praetorius

Michael Praetorius (born Michael Schultheiss c.28 September 1571) was a German composer, music theorist and organist.

On music-scores we have an arrangement of Praetorius sheet music – Madrigale for a brass quartet.

Life and Career

Praetorius studied theology at the University of Frankfurt an der Oder before taking the position of organist of St. Marien Church in Frankfurt between 1587 and 1590. He then became the organist for Duke Heinrich Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Following the death of the Duke in 1613 Praetorius retained his position but later combined this with kapellmeister at the court to John George I, Elector of Saxony in Dresden.

His exposure to Italian music during this time influenced the development of his own, resulting in his creation of a variety of music, his most popular being ‘Musae Sioniae’ (nine parts, 1605–10) and in the year of his death ‘Puericinium’.

He died at a relatively young age of forty-nine on 15 February 1621.

Praetorius Sheet Music Downloads and Further Reading

On we have an arrangement of Praetorius sheet music in PDF format for you to download.

For further information on this composer take a look at Wikipedia and Britannica.

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