TitelseiteMichael Praetorius (1572-1621)
Puer natus in Bethlehem

Christmas Settings for Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page 5-part CDs [in German version] Sample page 6-part Errata / Addenda Sample page 7-part Deutsche Version Sample page 8-part 1- to 4-part settings Overview vol 5 to 12 Free Download

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2010-03, source: Musae Sioniae, various volumes

Order information

G157M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 5 (five-part), 5Cons, score and five parts, 88 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-157-121.50 €[+]
G158M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 6 (five-part), 5Cons, score and five parts, 88 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-158-821.50 €[+]
G159M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 7 (six-part), 6Cons, score and six parts, 76 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-159-519.80 €[+]
G160M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 8 (seven-part), 7Cons, score and seven parts, 44 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-160-115.50 €[+]
G184M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 9 (eight-part), Gelobet seist du, In dulci jubilo, 8Cons, score and eight parts, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-184-716.80 €[+]
G185M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 10 (eight-part), Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Puer natus, 8Cons, score and eight parts, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-185-416.80 €[+]
G186M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 11 (eight-part, for double chorus), Vom Himmel hoch (1-3), 8Cons, score and eight parts, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-186-116.80 €[+]
G187M. Praetorius, Puer natus, Christmas Settings part 1, volume 12 (two- to six-part), 6Cons, score and six parts, 72 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-187-818.50 €[+]

Description

The settings by Praetorius have for a long time been a part of Christmas music-making. With a new comprehensive practical edition we would now like to warmly recommend this wonderful music to all interested singers and instrumentalists. This music was presumably mostly sung, and played colla parte. However, it is just as attractive when performed by voices alone, by instruments alone, or by a mixed vocal-instrumental ensemble. Moreover, the original voice ranges can be adapted to the needs and capabilities of the performers by means of octave transposition.

Errata / Addenda

[11.07.2010] With bar numbers
In two partbooks of G187 (two- to six-part) the bar numbers were missing. You can find the correct parts here:

G187E - Tenor 2
G187F - Bass