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Buxtehude, Dieterich Dieterich Buxtehude
Denmark Denmark
(1637 - 1707)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich: Choral Prelude: "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" for Oboe & Piano

Choral Prelude: "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" for Oboe & Piano
BuxWV 211
Dieterich Buxtehude

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

Oboe, Piano (keyboard)

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Dieterich BuxtehudeMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
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 prelude sets the principal Lutheran chorale of the Advent season. The basis of the text and music is the Gregorian Hymnus, "Veni Redemptor Genitum," and was translated into German by Martin Luther in 1524. The first verse of the chorale reads: "Now comes the savior of the heathen known as a child of a virgin, that is why all the world wonders, why God chose such a birth for him."

Buxtehude's setting of the chorale is somewhat brief at only 21 measures, but the ornamentation of the chorale melody in the soprano range is very warm and beautiful, so that this tiny prelude is one of Buxtehude's most played chorale preludes.

Source: AllMusic ( or-organ-in-g-minor-buxwv-211-nun-komm-der-heiden-heila nd-mc0002356688 ).

Although originally created for Organ, I created this Interpretation of the Chorale prelude: "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" (BuxWV 211) for Flute & Piano.
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Added by magataganm the 2018-09-24

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