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Buxtehude, Dieterich Dieterich Buxtehude
Denmark Denmark
(1637 - 1707)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich: "En Douce Joie" (BuxWV 197) Pour Quatuor à vent

"In Sweet Rejoicing" (BuxWV 197) For Woodwind Quartet
Dieterich Buxtehude

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Composer :Dieterich BuxtehudeBuxtehude, Dieterich (1637 - 1707)
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Wind quartet

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Dieterich BuxtehudeMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1683
Copyright :Public Domain
Alternative title :In Dulci Jubilo
Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637 to 1639) was a German-Danish organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach. Buxtehude, along with Heinrich Schütz, is considered today to be one of the most important German composers of the mid-Baroque.

This chorale sets the fourteenth-century macaronic hymn "In Dulci Jubilo" (Its text is both in Latin and German). The text of the first verse reads, "In sweet jollity now sing and rejoice: The delight of our heart lies in a manger and shines like the sun at his mother's breast. He is alpha and omega." The last two verses of the hymn end with the expression of the desire to have actually been there when all of this happened. Buxtehude places the hymn melody in the soprano, as he frequently does in his chorale treatments, and deploys it with liberal embellishment. When the text speaks of rejoicing, Buxtehude uses some tricks with octave displacement to paint a picture of extroverted celebration. Like the chorale prelude on Puer natus in Bethlehem, this piece is in 3/2 time.

Although originally created for as a chorale-cantata in 1683 for soprano, alto and bass accompanied by two violins and continuo (BuxWV 52) and here as a chorale prelude for organ (BuxWV 197) c. 1690, I adapted this work for a non-traditional woodwind quartet (Flute, Oboe, English Horn and Bassoon) to accentuate their warm rich tones.
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