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[pree-tawr-ee-uh s, ‐tohr‐]
  1. MichaelMichael Schultheiss, 1571–1621, German composer, organist, and theorist.
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Historical Examples of praetorius

  • Another kind of hackbrett7 (a psaltery), which was played with the fingers, was known to Praetorius.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8


  • Praetorius calls this an octave lute, with the chanterelle C or D.

  • Praetorius,6 writing when the lute was in universal favour, mentions seven varieties distinguished by size and tuning.

  • I had in mind the definition of a capriccio given by Praetorius, the celebrated musical authority of the eighteenth century.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

  • Praetorius (b. 1571) says a Galliard has five steps, and is therefore called Cinque Pas.

    Shakespeare and Music

    Edward W. Naylor

British Dictionary definitions for praetorius


  1. Michael (ˈmɪçaeːl). 1571–1621, German composer and musicologist, noted esp for his description of contemporary musical practices and instruments, Syntagma musicum (1615–19)
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