Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, Voices of Music 4K
Voices of Music
An instrumental version of Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, performed by Voices of Music. Live, 4K UHD video from the Virtuoso Concerto concert, December 17, 2016.
Michael Praetorius was one of the most important composers and theorists of the late renaissance and early-17th century. His astonishing encyclopedia of music gives us an intriguing glimpse into the instruments and performance practices of the time, and his writing covers all aspects of music. Praetorius wrote popular hymn settings, as well as large-scale compositions that borrowed elements of the Italian polychoral tradition. Praetorius was a tune collector, just like the musicologists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who collected songs and dances from different countries; he planned eight volumes of these secular works, but he only finished one: his book of French instrumental dances Terpsichore, named after the muse of dance (1612).
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen is Praetorius’s setting of a preexisting tune which appear