Praetorius - Pro Organico | Alpha ALPHA114

Praetorius - Pro Organico

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA114

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 7th January 2008

Contents

Works

Praetorius, Michael

A solis ortus cardine
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Hymnus in adventu domini
» Alvus tumescit virginis
Hymnus in festo nativitatis Christi
» Summo Parenti gloria
Hymnus in festo trinitatis
» O Lux beata Trinitas
» Te mane laudum carmine
» Vita sanctorum
Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren
Polyhymnia caduceatrix
» Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam
Wir glauben all an einen Gott

Artists

Jean-Charles Ablitzer (organ)

Works

Praetorius, Michael

A solis ortus cardine
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Hymnus in adventu domini
» Alvus tumescit virginis
Hymnus in festo nativitatis Christi
» Summo Parenti gloria
Hymnus in festo trinitatis
» O Lux beata Trinitas
» Te mane laudum carmine
» Vita sanctorum
Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren
Polyhymnia caduceatrix
» Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam
Wir glauben all an einen Gott

Artists

Jean-Charles Ablitzer (organ)

About

The works of Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), an outstanding composer and great innovator, have mainly come to the contemporary public's attention thanks to his collection of dances under the name of Terpsichore and to his theoretical writings.

Jean-Charles Ablitzer here gives us the first recording of 10 organ pieces selected from his Musae Soniae (fantasies on Lutherian melodies) and from his Hymnodia Sonia (Latin hymns).

This interpretation reveals Praetorius as an inspired and gentle colourist, whose musical idiom left a deep imprint on the first generation of baroque composers. The musicological rigour and the great sensitivity of the interpreter is further expressed by the choice of the historic organ of the church of St. Stephan in Tangermünde. Not only is it a contemporary of the composer, but an identical model by the same maker is extensively described in Praetorius' Syntagma Musicum.

(Organ: Hans Scherer de Tangermünde 1624)

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