About the album
Volume 17 of the Buxtehude Opera Omnia series.
Dieterich Buxtehude’s vocal compositions represent all major genres that were current in Lutheran church music of the later 17th century. They included in particular chorale settings, concertos on biblical texts, arias on contemporary sacred poetry, dialogues, and composite forms such as concertoaria cantatas. Preeminent among them were various kinds of settings based on traditional songs from the church hymnal, i.e., “chorales” in Lutheran terminology.
This Volume includes chorale settings ("All solch dein Güt' wir preisen", "Herzlich tut mich verlangen"), arias like "An filius non est Dei, fons gratiae salus mei", which constitue an important and characteristic part of his sacred music, Ciacconas ("Laudate, pueri, Dominum", "Quemadmodum desiderat cervus") Concertos, which were the most prominent type of vocal-instrumental church music in the 17th century, and Cantata.
11An filius non est Dei BuxWV 6
12All solch dein Güt' wir preisen BuxWV 3
13Schwinget euch himmelan BuxWV 96
14Laudate, pueri, Dominum BuxWV 69
15Mit Fried und Freud - Klag-Lied BuxWV 76
16O wie selig sind BuxWV 90
17Du Frieden-Fürst, Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV 21
18Fürwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit BuxWV 31
19Herzlich tut mich verlangen BuxWV 42
21Nimm von uns, Herr BuxWV 78
22Quemadmodum desiderat cervus BuxWV 92
23Ich halte es dafür BuxWV 48
24Ich sprach in meinem Herzen BuxWV 49
25Jesu, meiner Freuden Meister BuxWV 61
26Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit BuxWV 102
27Dein edles Herz, der Liebe Thron BuxWV 14
28Wenn ich, Herr Jesu, habe dich BuxWV 107
29Domine salvum fac regem et exaudi nos BuxWV 18
The significant rediscovery of a missing cantata by George Frideric Händel is now available in a printed edition published by Bärenreiter, as well as on CD! Ton Koopman had this cantata in his private library for a number of years and it was identified by the American musicologist John H. Roberts as a different early version of the cantata “Tu fedel? tu costante?”, HWV 171. Only the first aria is ...