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Praetorius: Advents Und Weihnachtsmusik / Isaak Ensemble


Release Date: 10/01/2011 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 165   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From Michael Praetorius’ extensive works we hear the same pieces again and again during the Christmas season, such as Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (A great and mighty wonder). Thus wellcomposed, but at the same time, because of their congregational use, simple compositions have become well-known to a larger audience. In this way Praetorius has gained the unjustified reputation of being a composer of naive and folk-like music. The aim of this recording is to adjust this false picture somewhat. In order to emphasize the whole range of his art of arrangement, the choice was limited to five groups of hymns and two additional concertos. From Michael Praetorius’ extensive works we hear the same pieces again and again during the Christmas season, such as Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (A great and mighty wonder). Thus wellcomposed, but at the same time, because of their congregational use, simple compositions have become well-known to a larger audience. In this way Praetorius has gained the unjustified reputation of being a composer of naive and folk-like music. The aim of this recording is to adjust this false picture somewhat. In order to emphasize the whole range of his art of arrangement, the choice was limited to five groups of hymns and two additional concertos. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Musae Sioniae, Book 9: no 211, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2. Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland ŕ 4 by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: no 51, Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her ŕ 5 by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5. Musae Sioniae, Book 2: no 9, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6. Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
7. Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica: Als der gütige Gott by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 15 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
10. Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
11. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: no 98, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
12. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: no 97, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13. Musae Sioniae, Book 9: no 214, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14. Wachet auf by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
15. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: no 81, In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
16. Musae Sioniae, Book 2: no 5, In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
17. Musae Sioniae, Book 9: no 208, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
18. Musae Sioniae, Book 9: no 210, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
19. Puercinium: no 10, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
20. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland ŕ 6 by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
21. Musae Sioniae, Book 9: no 12, In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
22. Musae Sioniae, Book 9: no 36, In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
23. Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica: Gelobet deist Du, Jesus Christ by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurter Renaissance Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1993-06/1993 
Venue:  Ev. Auferstehungskirche Frankfurt/Main-P 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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