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Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Opera Omnia XVII - Vocal music vol. 7

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917225624
  • Catalog number CC 72256
  • Release date 28 June 2013
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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.

Rediscovery of the Händel cantata now available in a printed edition!


image 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 ...

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