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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

1618/9; Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica, Wolfenbüttel
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Praetorius’s published collections demonstrate his commitment to providing settings of chorales and other traditional melodies in a broad spectrum of styles from grand and complex to simple four-part chordal harmonisations. The latter end of the spectrum is represented in the sixth volume of his Musæ Sioniæ series (1609), which includes Philipp Nicolai’s Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (known to English-speaking audiences as ‘How brightly shines the morning star’).

from notes by Owen Rees © 2020


A Ceremony of Carols
Studio Master: SIGCD627Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
Praetorius: Christmas Music


Track 9 on CDH55446 [2'36]
Track 4 on SIGCD502 [1'46] Download only
Track 23 on SIGCD627 [1'21] Download only

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