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Michael Praetorius

Born: 1571. Died: 1621. Lived in: Germany

Michael Praetorius was the son of Michael Schultze (Praetorius being a Latinization of the name). At an early age Praetorius attended the University of Frankfurt a. O., his brother supporting him.

When his brother died, Praetorius became organist at Frankfurt and later held the same post at Luneburg. In this latter town Pratorius began his career as Kapellmeieter. In 1604 he entered the service of the Duke of Brunswick at Wolfenbuttel, first as organist, later as "kapellmeister" and secretary. He was appointed honorary prior of the Ringelheim Monastery near Goslar, but without compulsion to reside there.

Praetorius had become famous as composer of church music, among which should be mentioned the mammoth edition of over twelve hundred songs. He began to write a complete encyclopedia of the art and practice of music, of which he finished three volumes with the title Syntagma Musicum. The second volume of this work is the most elaborate and valuable of all treatises on instruments and instrumental music in the 16th century. It is considered one of the most remarkable examples of musical scholarship in existance. Among his other titles were Musae Sioniae published in nine parts and Hymnodia Sionae. He ranks high as a writer and also as a composer of church melodies.

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Enatus est Emmanuel : SATB : Michael Praetorius : 08596785 : 884088281748

Michael Praetorius : Enatus est Emmanuel

From Praetorius' Musae Sioniae of 1609, this charming Christmas partsong celebrates the Nativity with a simple verse/refrain structure. Ideal for developing the imitative vocal style of the Renaissance, it offers opportunities for displaying crisp diction and sharp dynamic contrasts. Duration: ca. 1:20.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08596785


How Brightly Shines the Morning Star : 2-Part : Doreen Rao : Sheet Music : 48004207 : 073999933390

Doreen Rao : How Brightly Shines the Morning Star

Arranger: Doreen Rao

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004207


In dulci jubilo : 2-Part : Michael Praetorius : Sheet Music : GIA4151 : 785147415107

Michael Praetorius : In dulci jubilo

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.20 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA4151


In dulci jubilo : SATB : Richard Proulx : Sheet Music : GIA4152 : 785147415206

Richard Proulx : In dulci jubilo

Arranger: Richard Proulx

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.20 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA4152


Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming : SATB : Rosemary Campbell : Sheet Music : GIA6609 : 785147660903

Rosemary Campbell : Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

How best to describe this setting? It's Praetorius with jazz chords, and every time we've heard it sung, singers and listeners alike tend to break into a bit of a Mona Lisa-esque smile of approval. Best sung unaccompanied if your choir has good intonation.

Arranger: Rosemary Campbell

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.50 | Reduction |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA6609


Now Glad Of Heart Be Everyone : SATB : Michael Praetorius : Sheet Music : 312-40088 : 680160042326

Michael Praetorius : Now Glad Of Heart Be Everyone

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Voicing: SATB | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 312-40088


Praise Ye The Brief : SATB : Michael Praetorius : 312-41067 : 680160045112

Michael Praetorius : Praise Ye The Brief

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Voicing: SATB | $2.25 | A Cappella |
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| 312-41067


Psallite : TBB : Russell Robinson : 00-OCTM04002 : 654979069058

Russell Robinson : Psallite

This well-known song by Praetorius from the German Renaissance period has long been a part of our choral repertoire. Russell Robinson has created an easy-to-sing SATB setting as well as a three-part men's edition. A perfect way to present standard choral repertoire to your developing choirs.

Arranger: Russell Robinson

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Voicing: TBB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-OCTM04002


Psallite Ungenito : SATB : Michael Praetorius : Sheet Music : GIA2136 : 785147213604

Michael Praetorius : Psallite Ungenito

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.20 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA2136


Resonet in Laudibus : SATTBB : Michael Praetorius : Sheet Music : WW1470 : 884088641191

Michael Praetorius : Resonet in Laudibus

This edition of the work from the early 1600s offers great versatility for the singers. The SSAATTB setting for young choirs and beyond allows the treble parts to be sung by soloists or a smaller mixed choir. Instruments may also be substituted for voices. For a bigger performance, you may combine several choirs and add optional strings to the continuo. Available separately: SSAATTB, Instrumental Accompaniment (Score and Parts for Strings). Duration: ca. 4:00.

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1470


She Is So Dear : SATB : Michael Praetorius : Sheet Music : 332-14558 : 680160053353

Michael Praetorius : She Is So Dear

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Voicing: SATB | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 332-14558


Sing Hallelu! : SAB : Russell Robinson : 00-SV9907 : 029156953039

Russell Robinson : Sing Hallelu!

This well-known song by Praetorius from the German Renaissance period has long been a part of our choral repertoire. Russell Robinson has created an easy-to-sing SATB setting as well as a three-part men's edition. A perfect way to present standard choral repertoire to your developing choirs.

Arranger: Russell Robinson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SV9907


Soli Deo Gloria : SAB : Hal H. Hopson : Sheet Music : GIA6003 : 785147600305

Hal H. Hopson : Soli Deo Gloria

This wonderful song of praise features a simple text that may be sung in Latin or English. The accompaniment is accessible to keyboardists of most skill levels. More music for small choirs

Arranger: Hal H. Hopson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.20 | Keyboard |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA6003


The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done : SAB : Michael Praetorius : Sheet Music : GIA2796 : 785147279600

Michael Praetorius : The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.00 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA2796

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