For the 400th anniversary of Michael Praetorius‘ day of death, the ensemble La Protezione della Musica put together a collection of vocal and organ compositions quite representative for Praetorius‘ oevre. Around the main title „Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott“, the ensemble presents works from Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica as well as Musae Sioniae. The recording was made in the St. Marienkirche in Lemgo, using a Scherer organ dating from 1613 – and corresponding period instruments enriching the colours of the vocal parts of La Protezione della Musica. The ensemble has roots both, in Bremen and Leipzig (and there of course also connections to the famous Thomanerchor), and this is already the second CD of this young group, after Kieling’s Matthäuspassion (arc 20020).
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