About the album
Buxtehude the organist expanded his activities as a vocal composer in an unprecedented way.
He left a particular mark as a composer of large-scale oratorios (Abendmusiken). His oratorios have not survived, but the many other vocal compositions that have come down to us represent a substantial body of works. These include in particular larger and shorter chorale settings of various kinds, sacred concertos (i.e., motets with differentiated instrumental accompaniment), arias, and multi-movement structures consisting of concertos, arias, and chorales that were later referred to as cantatas. This album presents a mixed selection of primarily shorter works in the various genres mentioned above plus some other special pieces.
Dieterich Buxtehude (Dietrich, Diderich) was a German-Danish organist and a highly regarded composer of the baroque period. His organ works comprise a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and church services. He wrote in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach. Organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck for most of his life, Buxtehude is considered today to be the leading German composer in the time between Schütz and Bach.
11'Benedicam Dominum, BuxWV113'
12'Befiehl dem Engel, daß er komm, BuxWV 10'
13'In dulci jubiol, BuxWV 52'
14'Jubilate Domino omnis terra, BuxWV64'
15'Ich suchte des Nachts in meinem Bette, BuxWv 50'
16'Du Frieden-Fürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BuxWV20'
17'Divertissons nous aujourd'hui, BuxWV 124'
18'Magnificat anima mea, Domine BuxWV, Anh. 1'
19'Wie wird erneuet, wie wird erfreuet, BuxWV 110'
21'Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun, BuxWV 51'
22'Afferte Domino gloriam honorem, BuxWV 2'
23'O frrohliche Stunden, o herrlicher Tag, BuxWV120'
24'Drei schöne Dinge sind, BuxWV 19'
25'Missa brevis, BuxWV 114'
26'Liebster, meine Seele saget, BuxWV 70'
27'Canon duplex per augmentationem, BuxWV 123'
28'Cantate Domino canticum novum, BuxWV 12'
29'Nu lat oss Gud, vor Herre, BuxWV 81'
210'Herren var Bud, BuxWV 40'
211'Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 43'