Praetorius [Schultheiss, Schultze], Michael
- Walter Blankenburg
- and Clytus Gottwald
(b Creuzburg an der Werra, nr Eisenach, ?Feb 15, 1571; d Wolfenbüttel, Feb 15, 1621). German composer, theorist and organist. He was the most versatile and wide-ranging German composer of his generation and one of the most prolific, especially of works based on Protestant hymns. He is also important as a theorist, notably through his ...