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Membra Jesu nostri

By Dietrich Buxtehude

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Membra Jesu nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Thomas Schlage. For Choir SSATB, 2 Violins, Violin, 5 Viola da gamba (2 Violin, Violin, 2 Viola da gamba), Basso Continuo. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Membra Jesu nostri 75. Oratorios; Lent and Passiontide. Full score. Language: Latin. BuxWV 75. 112 pages. Duration 63 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3601300).

With Language: Latin. Oratorios; Lent and Passiontide.

For Passion in 1680 Dieterich Buxtehude composed his largest work in the style of an oratorio, the cantata cycle Membra Jesu nostri, and he dedicated it to his friend, the Swedish Court Music Director, Gustav Duben. In each of the seven separate cantatas which, in principle, follow the scheme "instrumental introduction-choral movement with biblical texts-vocal soli (aria) with a sacred text from the Middle Ages-repetition of the choral movement," the feet, knees, hands, side, chest, heart and face of the crucified Christ are interpreted allegorically.

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