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Buxtehude, Dieterich Dieterich Buxtehude
Denmark Denmark
(1637 - 1707)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich: Cantata: "In dulci jubilo" for Brass & Strings

Cantata: "In dulci jubilo" for Brass & Strings
BuxWV 52
Dieterich Buxtehude

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Composer :Dieterich BuxtehudeBuxtehude, Dieterich (1637 - 1707)
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Winds & String Orchestra

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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 cantata elaborates the Christmas chorale "In dulci jubilo." The cantata is scored for two sopranos, bass, two violins, and continuo. The chorale is in four verses and Buxtehude sets all four. The melody of the chorale appears distinctly enough in soprano, but Buxtehude often adds little melismas at the ends of phrases adding a bit more gentle jubilation to that already present in the chorale melody. The text of this chorale is interesting. It consists both of German and Latin, alternating Latin and German phrases.

Source: AllMusic ( or-ssb-voices-2-violins-continuo-buxwv-52-mc0002369382 ).

Although originally created for Accompanied Chorus, I created this Interpretation of the Cantata: "In dulci jubilo" (BuxWV 52) for Brass (Bb Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn & Tuba) & Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cellos).
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Added by magataganm the 2018-08-10

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