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Christoph Praetorius (Composer)

Born: ??
Died: 1609 - Lüneburg (?)

The German composer and Kantor Christoph [Christopher] Praetorius was the uncle of the famous composer Michael Praetorius. Christoph Praetorius was Kantor at St Johannis (Johannisschule) in Lüneburg from 1563 to 1581, succeeding Johann Bertram On April 26, 1581 Euricius Dedekind was engaged to assist Praetorius, and at the beginning of 1582, when Praetorius had been pensioned off, he was appointed his successor. Among his pupils was the theorist and composer Joachim Burmeister (1564-1629)

 

Source: Grove Music Online, © Oxford University Press 2006, acc. 9/7/06 (compiled from various articles)
Contributed by
Thomas Braatz (August 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Vater unser im Himmelreich, Chorale Motet for 4 voices

Vater unser im Himmelreich

1541

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