Johannes Praetorius

(1595 - 1660)

German organist and composer. Son of Hieronymus Praetorius and brother of Jacob Praetorius (2),Johannes was like them an organist and editor. Like his brother before him, he was a pupil of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck from1609 to 1611, then became organist at S. Nicolai, Hamburg, from 1612 until his death. He left six motets published variously between 1615 and 1635.

VIB: Clavier, Organ and Lute in the German Baroque