Dietrich Buxtehude

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... read moreDanish by birth, organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707) was principally based in the German city of Lübeck and is considered a German composer. Buxtehude held a number of appointments in his native Denmark before replacing Franz Tunder at the Marienkirche in Lübeck in 1668, a...

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Dietrich Buxtehude- Nun Komm' Der Heiden Heiland Buxwv 211-Jf-Jonathan Freeman
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Passacaglia D-Moll
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Ach Gott Und Herr (Buxwv 177)
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Wir Danken Dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Buxwv 224)
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Herr Christ, Der Einig Gottes Sohn (Buxwv 191)
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Biography

Country Of origin: Germany

A Danish (or German) organist and composer of vocal and organ music, sacred cantatas, and chorales. Buxtehude was the famed organist and composer whom J. S. Bach made a 200-mile journey on foot to hear. His organ music (toccatas, preludes and fugues, passacaglias, ciacconas, and chorale preludes) greatly influenced Bach with their clarity of line, nobility, and often daring harmonic invention. His chorale music contains innovations such as the exchange of the normal roles of the orchestra and chorus in "Gott hilf mir ('God help me')": the orchestra plays the straight chorale tune while the singers provide elaborate ornamentations. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi

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