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Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: Child of the Reformation

Donald Macleod explores Praetorius's early years as the son of a Lutheran pastor and his first steps into the musical world. Including Terpsichore (Passamezzo).

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the most revered composers of his age, Michael Praetorius - a key figure in the music of the Reformation. In today's episode, Donald explores Praetorius's early years as the son of a Lutheran pastor and his first steps into the musical world.

Terpsichore - Passamezzo
Early Music Consort of London
David Munrow (conductor)

Num Komm der Heiden Heiland
Apollo's Fire
Jeannette Sorrell (conductor)

Victimae paschali laudes a 1
Weser-Renaissance
Manfred Cordes (conductor)

Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren
Friedhelm Flamme (organ)

Choral Fantasy on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Jean-Charles Ablitzer (organ)

Magnificat super Ecce Maria et Sydus ex claro et al.
Viva Voce

Fundamenta Tenet I & II
Dominique Visse (countertenor)
Capella de la Torre

Producer: Sam Phillips

Part of Radio 3's Breaking Free series of programmes exploring Martin Luther's Revolution.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Michael Praetorius

    Passameza a 5 (Terpsichore) no 283

    Performer: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow. Choir: St Albans Abbey Choir.
    • Praetorius, Michael: Erhalt, Herr bei deinem Wort.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Num Komm der Heiden Heiland (Setting of Luther)

    Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire. Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell.
    • Avie AV2306.
    • Avie.
    • 1.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Victimae paschali laudes a 1 [musarum Sioniarum, 1607]

    Ensemble: Weser Renaissance. Conductor: Manfred Cordes.
    • CPO: 9999532.
    • CPO.
    • 1.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Variations on Nun lob mein Seel

    Performer: Friedhelm Flamme.
    • CPO: 7777162.
    • CPO.
    • 1.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Ein Feste Burg

    Performer: Jean-Charles Ablitzer.
    • TONEGOLD RECORDS : TG2015005.
    • TONEGOLD RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Magnificat super Ecce Maria et Sydus ex claro

    Ensemble: Viva Voce.
    • BIS: CD1035BIS.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Fundamenta tenet I & II- Moctectae et psalmi

    Singer: Dominique Visse.
    • COVIELLO: COV20907.
    • COVIELLO.
    • 1.

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