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Sunday, November 25, 2012

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 2 - Praetorius' Mass for Christmas Morning

This is another personal favorite!  Michael Praetorius was a Lutheran Kantor about a generation before J.S. Bach.  This is a reconstruction of a Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning, using the work of this great master.

A mixture of German and Latin are used, much as they would have been for city churches served by Praetorius' music.

Particular favorites of mine include the Introit: "Puer natus in Bethlehem," the "Quem Pastores" (also known as the "Quempas Carol," and "In Dulci Jubilo."

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