Hieronymus Praetorius (10 August 1560 – 27 January 1629) was a north German composer and organist of the late Renaissance and very early Baroque eras. He was not related to the much more famous Michael Praetorius, though the Praetorius family had many distinguished musicians throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
Praetorius was born in Hamburg, and spent most of his life there. He studied organ early with his father (Jacob Praetorius, also a composer), afterwards going to Cologne…
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