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Buxtehude, Dieterich Dieterich Buxtehude
Denmark Denmark
(1637 - 1707)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich: Choral Prelude: "Puer Natus in Bethlehem" for Double Reed Quartet

Choral Prelude: "Puer Natus in Bethlehem" for Double Reed Quartet
BuxWV 217
Dieterich Buxtehude

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Composer :Dieterich BuxtehudeBuxtehude, Dieterich (1637 - 1707)
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Double-Reed Quartet

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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 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.

Source: AllMusic ( or-organ-in-a-minor-buxwv-217-puer-natus-in-bethlehem-m c0002362815 ).

Although originally created for Organ, I created this Interpretation of the Chorale prelude: "Puer Natus in Bethlehem" (BuxWV 217) for Double-Reed Quartet (2 Oboes, English Horn & Bassoon).
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Added by magataganm the 2018-08-21

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