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Buxtehude, Dieterich Dieterich Buxtehude
Denmark Denmark
(1637 - 1707)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich: "Puer Natus in Bethlehem" for Woodwind Quartet

"Puer Natus in Bethlehem" for Woodwind Quartet
BuxWV 217
Dieterich Buxtehude



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Composer :Dieterich BuxtehudeBuxtehude, Dieterich (1637 - 1707)
Instrumentation :

Wind quartet

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Dieterich BuxtehudeMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
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.

The commemoration of Buxtehude's death in 2007 resulted in widespread interest in his vocal works. Buxtehude left more than 120 such pieces, which is remarkable considering that as organist of St Mary's in Lübeck he was not responsible for the vocal music for the liturgy. Some of his sacred music may have been performed during the services on Sundays and feastdays, but most of it was probably intended for performance during public concerts, in particular the famous Abendmusiken.

This Chorale prelude for organ in A minor (BuxWV 217) "Puer Natus in Bethlehem" sets the melody of a chant from the Catholic Gregorian chant repertoire that was sung at Christmas time. The text of the chant reads as follows, "A boy is born in Bethlehem that is why Jerusalem rejoices. The word of the father in the highest has taken on the flesh of a human body and as Gabriel announced, a virgin conceived a son." The cantus firmus appears with some embellishment in the soprano. Most Buxtehude preludes with an embellished chorale melody in the soprano are in common time, but this one is in 3/2 time, perhaps because the source is a chant rather than a chorale.

Although originally written for Organ, I created this arrangement for Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet & Bassoon).
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Added by magataganm the 2013-06-01


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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