The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
German composer Hieronymus Praetorius - son (and pupil) of Jacob, but unrelated to the better known Michael Praetorius - was born 10 August 1560 in Hamburg, where he lived his life, succeeding his father as organist of the Church of St Jacobi and St Gurtrud in 1586, and died on 27 January 1629. He is known for his polychoral music in the Venetian style.
CD Spotlight. Inspiring Stuff - Hieronymus Praetorius and colleagues, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Sigla de Oro give some absolutely brilliant performances ...'
CD Spotlight. A Lovely Compilation - Renaissance Christmas choral music, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... performed with breathtaking freshness, balance and gracefulness ...'
CD Spotlight. An Unqualified Winner - Christmas music from Voces 8, recommended by Howard Smith. '... breathtaking clarity.'