Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Robert Bergt

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Isaiah 49:23; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8;


One particular focus of this paper will be Praetorius' theology of music, woven of the thread of coneio et cantio, sermon and song, that runs through the prefaces and dedicatory letters to many of his works.

The overall purpose of this paper is to make available in English an introduction to the music and thought of Praetorius, since most of the primary sources and much of the secondary literature are not translated. Material quoted in the text from German and Latin sources has been translated into English, and a translation of one important primary source, his Funeral Sermon, is appended at the end.

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