Tag: Praetorius

Praetorius Mass for Christmas Morning

Promised for several Christmases and never quite delivered thanks to a variously infuriating string of technical malfunctions. This year, I’m going to Leipzig to hear the piece performed live. With real people. And hopefully real serpents. But. For the restivus,…

Day 13: In dulci jubilo

In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius from A Year at Exeter Cathedral Should the smoothness of the refined sound of a cathedral not really be your thing, look no further that this little bit of fantastic from Mike Oldfield c….

Day 11: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

After yesterday’s 11/10 loudissimo Adeste Fideles explosion, it seems right and meet to bring it down to a more human scale. The oldest hymns, Christmas or otherwise, often have these delightfully higgledy, piggledy rhythms about them and complex harmony as…

In Dulci Jubilo

It has become a tradition here on the OM to post the complete Mass for Christmas Morning by Michael Praetorius on….uh…Christmas morning. Technically, it’s not all his composition but rather Paul McCreesh’s recreation of a Christmas morning church service in…

Praetorius: Lutheran Mass For Christmas Morning

Happy Christmas from the OM! Here is the most glorious of Christmas pieces: Michael Praetorius’ Lutheran Mass For Christmas Morning performed by Paul McCreesh’s impeccable Gabrieli Consort. If you wish to add this recording to your collection (and Miss Mussel…