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So greatly God esteemed the world (Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt)


By Dietrich Buxtehude

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Soprano voice solo, 2 violins, viola da gamba, basso continuo
Cantata. Composed by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Thomas Schlage. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Buxtehude. German title: Also Hat Gott Die Welt Geliebet 5. Sacred vocal music, Whitsun. Full score. BuxWV 5. Duration 8 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 36.010/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3601000).

Item Number: CA.3601000

ISBN 9790007028947. Key: G major. Language: German/English.

Buxtehude's numerous vocal compositions which was written for performance in the Lubeck Marienkirche, are stylistically quite varied. The cantata "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet" is a concerto for solo soprano, with a text taken from the Gospel of St. John. The text employs the principle of dialog as a musical competition between individual instruments or between instruments and the voice, with the inclusion of virtuoso passages.

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