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Buxtehude, Dieterich Dieterich Buxtehude
Denmark Denmark
(1637 - 1707)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich: Chaconne in E Minor for Oboe & Strings

Chaconne in E Minor for Oboe & Strings
BuxWV 160
Dieterich Buxtehude




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

Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Dieterich BuxtehudeMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Key :E minor
Copyright :Public Domain
Dietrich Buxtehude is probably most familiar to modern classical music audiences as the man who inspired the young Johann Sebastian Bach to make a lengthy pilgrimage to Lubeck, Buxtehude's place of employment and residence for most of his life, just to hear Buxtehude play the organ. But Buxtehude was a major figure among German Baroque composers in his own right. Though we do not have copies of much of the work that most impressed his contemporaries, Buxtehude nonetheless left behind a body of vocal and instrumental music which is distinguished by its contrapuntal skill, devotional atmosphere, and raw intensity. He helped develop the form of the church cantata, later perfected by Bach, and he was just as famous a virtuoso on the organ.

This Ciacona -- lasting just under six minutes -- may be a brief work, but it is a substantial one nonetheless, offering more than modest evidence to bolster the commonly held view that Buxtehude was the most important composer for organ before Bach. This masterly piece, written in 3/4 time, presents a stately theme and a highly imaginative series of variations, following the pattern of a Baroque ciacona (or chaconne).

The theme is gentle and builds slowly from a recurring four-note germ of descending contour in the harmonies. Gradually the music develops a sense of momentum, and greater contrapuntal activity accrues, the whole always maintaining its hymn-like character, its worshipful feeling. Typically, a ciacona is slowly or moderately paced, but this E minor effort has a lively character, even if it does not move swiftly or have propulsive rhythms. It grows from a modest, almost somber mood at the outset to a brighter, stately character two minutes or so into the piece. By the midpoint, however, the music takes on a grandeur in its seriousness, with rich, bass-laden harmonies and often thick chords. The work ends gloriously and with a feeling of happy resolution, the whole imparting a sense of journey through tribulation and arrival at final triumph.

Source: AllMusic (hhttps://www.allmusic.com/composition/ciacona-for-orga n-in-e-minor-buxwv-160-mc0002356500 ).

I created this Interpretation of the Chaconne in E Minor (BuxWV 157) for Oboe & Strings (Violin, Viola & Cello).
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Sheet central :Chaconne en Mi mineur (6 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2018-07-11


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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