Michael Praetorius

not to be confused with Hieronymus Praetorius

Michael Praetorius
Born28 September 1571 (probably)
Died15 February 1621(1621-02-15) (aged 49)
Occupation
  • Composer
  • organist
  • music theorist

Michael Praetorius (probably 28 September 1571[1] – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist.[2] He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns.


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