Dietrich Buxtehude, Der Tag der ist so freudenreich, BuxWV 182

Posted on Sep 20th, 2017

Buxtehude expressed the joyful occasion that is the subject of this choral with a soprano voice that richly adorns the choral melody. The soprano…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ, BuxWV 189

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016

The choral "Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ" was the prominent hymn (Hauptlied) for Christmas Day in the Lutherian church in Germany. It is therefore…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Herr Christ der einig Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 192

Posted on Dec 6th, 2017

One of the two preludes Buxtehude wrote on the melody of "Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn". It is written in his usual style, with a colourfull…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, In dulci jubilo, BuxWV197

Posted on Nov 13th, 2016

Buxtehude’s prelude on “In dulci jubilo” is a typical example of Buxtehude’s chorale prelude style. The melody is very colourfully…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BuxWV 198

Posted on Apr 28th, 2015

A choral prelude by Buxtehude, found in manuscript Mus.ms. 22541 III owned by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Buxtehude's organ music does not really…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 199

Posted on May 18th, 2015

The chorale prelude Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott was transcribed from manuscript Mus.ms. 22541 III, owned by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. I…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 200

Posted on May 19th, 2015

The chorale prelude Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BuxWV 200 was transcribed from manuscript Mus.ms. 22541 III, owned by the Staatsbibliothek zu…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Lobt Gott ihr Christen all’zugleich, BuxWV 202

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

Buxtehude's prelude on "Lobt Gott ihr Christen all'zugleich" is rather short. Almost as if Buxtehude was in a hurry and had no time to create…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 209

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016

I'm a few weeks early with this chorale prelude. The text of "Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist" is at least 700 years old. It is a prayer in German…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV208

Posted on May 23rd, 2015

"Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208" is a quite prayer. I made two recordings. I choose the sample set of the Van Dam organ (1832) in the…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211

Posted on Nov 11th, 2015

Buxtehude's chorale prelude presents the chorale in the top voice, where it is gracefully and not too elaborately ornamented. Short interludes…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Puer natus in Bethlehem, BuxWV 217

Posted on Oct 29th, 2016

BuxWV 217 is one of the shortest chorale preludes by Buxtehude. The character is solemn and dignified. Ideally suited I think to use a Trompet stop…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2017

Buxtehudes' choral prelude to "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern" is a multipart work. The first two parts show the choral melody in a relatively…

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV 224

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

Dietrich [Diderik Hansen] Buxtehude (1637/39 - 1707) was a Danish-German organist and composer. For the last forty years of his life he worked in…

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