Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

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>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu Nostri, cantata in 7 sections for SSATB voices, 2 violins, 5 violas da gamba, violone &

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>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu Nostri, cantata in 7 sections for SSATB voices, 2 violins, 5 violas da gamba, violone &
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Buxtehude's cantata cycle, 'Membra Jesu Nostri', is a totally unique work. Based on texts from a Medieval Latin hymn, "Salve mundi salutare", the cycle contains seven cantatas, each dedicated to a different part of Christ's crucified body. Buxtehude plays cleverly with musical colors and textures, changing the mixture of voices and instruments to dramatic effect as the work develops.

"Inspired music matched by intensely heartfelt one-to-a-part performance." -BBC Music Magazine *****

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, Engl (02/07/2000-02/09/2000).



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>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Membra Jesu Nostri, cantata in 7 sections for SSATB voices, 2 violins, 5 violas da gamba, violone &
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Notes: St Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England (02/07/2000-02/09/2000)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680