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Home » Composers » German Composers » Buxtehude

Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)

Links

International Dietrich Buxtehude Society [Other languages]

Timeline of Events in Buxtehude's Life

Dietrich_Buxtehude Yahoo! Group

Hans Davidsson: "Buxtehude and Schnitger - an encounter in Cappel." Video.

A Buxtehude Discovery by Pieter Dirksen (2004). On a newly discovered harpsichord suite.

"Domestic Music Scene" by Johannes Voorhout (poor quality copy) - It is now believed that Buxtehude is the viol player rather than the singer. The harpsichordist is Reinken, whose year of birth has been ascertained to have been 1643, not 1623 as long belived.

WIMA - Buxtehude scores

HOASM Buxtehude Discography

Antoine Marchand - Buxtehude Opera Omnia Details

Excellent review of the first 3 recordings of Buxtehude's Wacht! Euch zum Streit by Johan van Veen

Recordings

New & Future Releases

Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Opus Arte (1 CD, April 2014). Daniel Hyde, Phantasm, Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Giles Underwood, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia XVIII - Vocal Works 8. Challenge Classics CC 72257 (2 CDs, November 2013). Details. Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Bettina Pahn, soprano; Dorothee Wohlgemuth, soprano; Miriam Feuersinger, soprano; Klaus Mertens, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia XVII - Vocal Music Vol. 7. Challenge Classics CC 72256 (2 CDs, August 2013). Details. Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Amaryllis Dieltiens, soprano; Gerlinde Sämann, soprano; Dorothee Wohlgemuth, soprano; Maarten Engeltjes, countertenor; Tilman Lichdi, tenor; Klaus Mertens, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works. Brilliant Classics (6 CDs, September 2012). Details. Simone Stella, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 16: Vocal Works 6 - Membra Jesu Nostri. Challenge Classics (1 CD, May 2012). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 15: Chamber Music 3. Challenge Classics (1 CD, April 2012). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri BuxWV 75; Cantata "Fried- und freudenreiche Himmelfahrt" BuxWV 76. Accent (1 CD, February 2012). Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande. Anne-Katrin Schenck, soprano; Marie Kuijken, soprano; Gunther Vandeven, countertenor; Giuseppe Maletto, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Jens Weber, tenor; Fulvio Bettini, bass; Jens Hamann, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. VII Suonate, op. 2. Chandos Chaconne (1 CD, February 2012). The Purcell Quartet. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, J. Christoph Bach. Freud und Lust. Deux-Elles DXL 1147 (1 CD, December 2011). Details. Ryland Angel, countertenor. Rick Erickson, Holy Trinity Bach Players. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Harpsichord Music. Brilliant Classics 94312 (4 CDs, December 2011). Simone Stella, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Cantatas & Sonatas. Accent (1 CD, November 2011). William Dongois, Le Concert Brisé. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 14: Vocal Works 5. Challenge Classics (1 CD, September 2011). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works vol. 4. Hyperion CDA 67876 (1 CD, August 2011). Details / Sleeve notes (pdf). Christopher Herrick, organ at Trinity Chapel, Cambridge. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Une alchimie musicale. K617 (1 CD, April 2011). Details. Raphaële Kennedy, soprano. Ensemble Da Pacem. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works vol. 3. Hyperion CDA 67855 (1 CD, March 2011). Details / Sleeve notes (pdf). Christopher Herrick, organ of St-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris after Hildebrant. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 13: Chamber Music 2. Challenge Classics (1 CD, February 2011). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Scandinavian Cantatas. Dacapo 6.220534 (1 CD, November 2010). Details. Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices. William Purefoy, countertenor; Bine Bryndorf, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri BuxWV 75 / Laudate pueri Dominum BuxWV 69. Weckmann. Kommet her zu mir. Chandos CHAN 0775 (1 CD, November 2010). The Purcell Quartet. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano; Michael Chance, countertenor; Charles Daniels, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 12: Chamber Music 1. Challenge Classics (1 CD, September 2010). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. VII Suonate, Op.1. Chandos Chaconne CHAN 0766 (1 CD, January 2010). Details. The Purcell Quartet. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works vol. 2. Hyperion CDA 67809 (1 CD, January 2010). Details / Sleeve notes (pdf). Christopher Herrick, organ of Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (1739-41, restored in 1994). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 11: Vocal Works 4. Challenge Classics (2 CDs, October 2009). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 10: Organ Works 5. Challenge Classics (2 CDs, March 2009). Ton Koopman, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude, Sonates. Reinken, Hortus Musicus. Mirare MIR 074 (1 CD, January 2009). (Details). Benjamin Perrot, La Rêveuse. UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 9: Organ Works 4. Challenge Classics (1 CD, October 2008). Ton Koopman, organ. See the devastating review in Early Music Review. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 8: Organ Works 3. Challenge Classics (1 CD, September 2008). Ton Koopman, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works vol. 1. Hyperion CDA 67666 (1 CD, May 2008). Details. Christopher Herrick, organ of Helsingor Cathedral by Andersen-Bruhn. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 7: Vocal Works 3. Challenge Classics (2 CDs, March 2008). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. K617207 (1 CD, March 2008). Benoît Haller, La Chapelle Rhénane. Stéphanie Révidat, Tanya Aspelmeier & Salomé Haller, sopranos; Rolf Ehlers, haute-contre; Julian Prégardien, tenor; Benoît Arnould, bass. UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Rondeau ROP 7006 (1 CD, February 2008). Jörg Breiding, Himmlische Cantorey, Knabenchor Hannover, Barockensemble L'Arco. UK | FR | DE
Buxtehude. In te Domine Speravi - Cantatas & Motets. Accent ACC 24184 (1 CD, January 2008). Amaryllis Dieltiens, soprano. Erik van Nevel, Currende. Cantate Domino BuxWV 12; Psaume 96 - Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, O Herr BuxWV 41; In te domine Speravi BuxWV 53; Jesu meine freude BuxWV 60; Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer gott BuxWV 78. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 6: Harpsichord Works 2. Challenge Classics CC72244 (2 CDs, January 2008). Ton Koopman, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Buxtehude & ... -- Organ Works. Claves CD 50-2704/06 (3 CDs, January 2008). Review by Brian Wilson. Kei Koito, organ. Includes music by Martin Radeck, Delpin Strunck, Scheidemann, Weckmann, Jakob Praetorius, J.S. Bach, & Tunder. US | UK | FR | DE | JP
Buxtehude. Sonatas Op.1. Arts (1 CD, December 2007). L'Estravagante. Stefano Montanari, violin; Rodney Prada, viola da gamba; Maurizio Salerno, harpsichord. DE
Schütz. Weihnachtshistorie. Plus cantatas by Buxtehude, Krieger & Thiele. Berlin Classics (1 CD, November 2007). Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney. Susanne Rydén, soprano; Christophe Prégardien, tenor. Buxtehude: "Wachtet auf ruft die Stimme". UK | FR | DE | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works. Vol. 2: The Bach Perspective. Loft Recordings LRCD-1092/93 (2 CDs, October 2007). Details. Hans Davidsson, North German Organ in Örgryte church, Göteborg (2000), a magnificent 54-stop meantone organ with split accidentals. US | UK | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 1: Buxtehude and the Mean-Tone Organ. Loft Recordings LRCD-1090/91 (2 CDs, March 2007). Details. Hans Davidsson, Göteborg meantone organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Jesu meine Freude BuxWV 60. Ligia Digital Lidi 0202183-07 (1 CD, September 2007). Joël Suhubiette, Ensemble Jacques Moderne. Anne Magouët, soprano; Karine Sérafin, soprano; Frédéric Bétous, countertenor; Jean-Claude Sarragosse, bass. Also includes: Jesu meines Lebens Leben BuxWV 62; Alles, was ihr tut mit Worten oder mit Werken BuxWV 4; Der Herr ist mit mir BuxWV 15; Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab BuxWV 39; Wie soll ich dich empfangen BuxWV 109; Mit Fried und Freud ich fuhr dahin BuxWV 76/1; Klaglied BuxWV 76/2; Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm BuxWV 10. FR | DE
Buxtehude. O Fröhliche Stunden - Cantatas. Alpha 113 (1 CD, August 2007). Details. Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor. Jean Tubéry, La Fenice. Contents: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BuxWV 71; Ich sprach in meinem Herzen, BuxWV 49; Quemadmodum desiderat cervus, BuxWV 93; Dietrich Becker, Canzon in C; Herr, nun läszt du deinen Diener, BuxWV 37; Singet dem Herrn, BuxWV 98; Toccata in G, BuxWV 164; O fröhliche Stunden, BuxWV 84; Fuga in G, BuxWV 175; Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab, BuxWV 38. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Eine Lübecker Abendmusik. cpo 777 318-2 (1 CD, August 2007). Details (pdf), p. 2 -- note two more interesting Buxtehude programs that may have been recorded. Roland Wilson, Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale. Monika Mauch, Constanze Backes, Karoline Brachmann & Rannveig Sigurdardottir, soprano; Ralf Popken & Arnon Zlotnik, countertenor; Markus Brutscher & Lothar Blum, tenor; Wolf Mathias Friedrich & Thomas Sorger, bass. Contents: Benedicam Dominum BuxWV 113; Gott hilf mir BuxWV 34; Wie wird erneuet, wie wird erfreuet BuxWV 110; Wo soll ich fliehen hin? BuxWV 112; Mein Gemüt erfreut sich BuxWV 72; Herr, ich lasse dich nicht BuxWV 36; Ihr lieben Christen freut euch nun BuxWV 51. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Das Jüngste Gericht - excerpts from Wacht! Euch zum Streit, BuxWV Anh.3. cpo 777 197-2 (July 2006). Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance. Ulrike Hofbauer, soprano; Monika Mauch, soprano; Margaret Hunter, soprano; Harry van der Kamp, bass; Henning Voss, countertenor; Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor; Olaf Tetampel, bass; Jacobi. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Atma ACD2 2563 (1 CD, June 2007). Details. Alexander Weimann, Les Voix Baroques. Suzie LeBlanc & Catherine Webster, sopranos; Matthew White, countertenor; Pascal Charbonneau, tenor; Thomas Meglioranza, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 5: Vocal Works 2. Challenge Classics CC72243 (2 CDs, June 2007). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus. Bettina Pahn, soprano; Johannette Zomer, soprano; Bogna Bartosz, contralto; Patrick van Goethem, countertenor; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Klaus Mertens, baritone. Benedicam Dominum BuxWV 113; Befiehl dem Engel, daß er komm BuxWV 10; In dulci jubilo BuxWV 52; Jubilate Domino omnis terra BuxWV 64; Ich suchte des Nachts in meinem Bette BuxWV 50; Du Frieden-Fürst, Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV 20; Divertissons nous aujourd'hui BuxWV 124; Magnificat anima mea, Domine BuxWV Anh. 1; Wie wird erneuet, wie wird erfreuet BuxWV 110; Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun BuxWV 51; Afferte Domino gloriam honorem BuxWV 2; Drei schöne Dinge sind BuxWV 19; Missa brevis BuxWV 114; Liebster, meine Seele saget BuxWV 70; Canon duplex per augmentationem BuxWV 123; Cantate Domino canticum novum BuxWV 12; Nu lat oss Gud, var Herre BuxWV 81; Herren var Gud BuxWV 40; Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn BuxWV 43. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude, Weckmann, Theile, Becker & Krieger. Buxtehude & Co. DMP Records (1 CD, June 2007). Details. Het Caecilia-Concert. Annabelle Ferdinand, viol; Fiona Russell, cornetto; Adam Woolf, trombone; Wouter Verschuren, dulcian; Kathryn Cok, organ & harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Sacred Cantatas. Solal SOL 004 (1 CD, May 2007). Collegium Ad Mosam. Contents: Jesu meines Lebens Leben BuxWV 62; Befiehl dem Engel, daß er komm BuxWV 10; Fürwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit BuxWV 31; Gott, hilf mir BuxWV 34; Der Herr ist mit mir BuxWV 15; Herzlich lieb hab ich Dich, o Herr BuxWV 41. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Dein edles Herz der Liebe Thron. Carus 83.193 (1 CD, May 2007). Details. Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney, Capella Angelica. Contents: Cantatas BuxWV 10, 14, 24, 27, 60, 79, 103, 112. Recommended by Clifford Bartlett, EMR 119: 41 (June 2007). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Carus 83.234 (1 CD, May 2007). Details. Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Kammerchor. Christina Kaiser, Astrid Werner & Anja Zügner, sopranos; Alexander Schneider, countertenor; Tobias Hunger, tenor; Marek Rzepka & Matthias Lutze, bass. Favorably reviewed by Brian Clark in EMR 119: 41 (June 2007). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 4: Organ Works 2. Challenge Classics CC72243 (1 CD, May 2007). Ton Koopman, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 3: Organ Works 1. Challenge Classics CC72242 (1 CD, May 2007). Ton Koopman, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Dietrich Becker (1623-1679), Buxtehude, Johann Adam Reincken (1643-1722), Johann Theile (1646-1724), Nikolaus Adam Stungk (1640-1700), Kaspar Förster (1616-1673). Musicalische Frühlingsfrüchte. Norddeutsche Triosonaten im Stylus fantasticus. Pan Classics 10200 (1 CD, April 2007). Details. CordArte Ensemble für Alte Musik. Daniel Deuter & Margret Baumgarti, violins; Heike Johanna Lindner, viola da gamba; Andreas Arend, theorbo; Markus Märkl, harpsichord & organ. By Buxtehude: Ciacona BuxWV 160, Sonata BuxWV 269, Trio sontata BuxWV 262, Sonata Bux WV 271. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri (BuxWV 75). Harmonia Mundi HMD 9909006 (1 DVD, April 2007, filmed in 2004). Details. René Jacobs, Chiara Banchini, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Maria Cristina Kiehr & Rosa Domínguez, sopranos; Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Gerd Türk, tenor; Ulrich Messthaler, bass. US | UK | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Works for Organ. Bine Bryndorf, organ.

Vol. 6. Da Capo (1 CD, January 2008). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vol. 5. Da Capo 6.220520 (1 CD, April 2007). Highly recommended by Andrew Benson-Wilson, EMR 119: 41 (June 2007). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 4. Da Capo 6220514 (1 CD, April 2006). Favorably reviewed with vol. 3 by Andrew Benson-Wilson in EMR 118:18-20 (April 2007): "In comparison with Harold Vogel, she generally plays faster, and uses fewer registrations. For example in the Toccata in F she has 4 changes of registration compared to Vogel's 11. . . . Nun freut euch lieben Christen g'mein takes 12'21 against Vogel's 15'19, with half the number of stop changes. . . . [Her] playing does show some aspects of his influence, but it also reflects the more fluid playing style and greater use of rhetoric gesture that has developed over the past 20 years or so." US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 3. Da Capo 8226023 (1 CD, October 2005). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 2. Da Capo 8226002 (1 CD 2004). Favorably reviewed with vol. 1 by Andrew Benson-Wilson in EMR (March/June 2004). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 1. Da Capo 8226002 (1 CD 2004). Fine performances and recording on the newly restored Buxtehude organ in Elsinore. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Buxtehude. O Gottes Stadt, o güldnes Licht - Cantatas for soprano solo. Carus 83.192 (1 CD, March 2007). Details. Barbara Christina Steude, soprano. Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney. Contents: BuxWV 5, 8, 25, 35, 67, 76, 82, 87, 98, 105. Enthusiastically reviewed in Early Music Review -- Brian Clark: "Steude has a wonderful voice for Buxtehude - the moods of his settings vary from section to section, and she finds a tone colour to match each" & Clifford Bartlett: "I can't resist adding my agreement with every work: a marvelous recording." EMR 119: 41 (June 2007). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. L'Oeuvre d'orgue. Ricercar RIC 250 (5 CDs, January 2007). Details. Favorable review (in Dutch). Bernard Foccroulle, five North German organs with both meantone and pure fifth temperaments, with all pieces played in the keys as written. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vocal Works

Buxtehude (1637-1707). Wacht! Euch zum Streit, BuxWV Anh.3 (Das Jüngste Gericht) (Oratorio in three acts, c.1685.) Sony Vivarte 82876782652 (2 CDs, May 2006). NewOlde.com 2006 Best 17th Century Oratorio CD Award. Roland Wilson, Musica Fiata & La Capella Ducale. Geitz / Die gute Seele: Cornelia Samuelis, soprano; Hoffarth / Die böse Seele: Monika Mauch, soprano; Leichtfertigkeit: Gela Birckenstaedt, soprano; Die Göttliche Stimm: Thomas Sorger, bass; Ralf Popken, countertenor; Markus Brutscher, tenor. This is a superb, one-to-a-part performance of the only surviving oratorio by Buxtehude. Roland Wilson prepared a new edition from the Uppsala manuscript and scored it based on information about the instruments available at Abendmusik performances in Lübeck. Winds include cornettino, cornetto, mute cornetto, recorder, dulcian, great bass shawn and three trombones. It's quite an operatic work, despite the strophic arias. I had not heard Cornelia Samuelis previously, but her clear, pure voice and tasteful ornamentation in the prima donna role is the vocal highlight. Monika Mauch is also excellent, and performs an aria for the Evil Soul in the manner of a comic servant at the Hamburg Opera. Highly recommended! US | UK | FR | DE | JP
Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 2: Wacht! Euch zum Streit, BuxWV Anh.3 (Das Jüngste Gericht) (Oratorio in three acts, c.1685.) Challenge Classics CC72241 (2 CDs, November 2006). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. Caroline Stam, soprano; Orlanda Velez Isidro, soprano; Die Göttliche Stimm: Klaus Mertens, bass; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Andreas Karasiak, tenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri (BuxWV 75). Raumklang RK 2403 (1 CD, October 2006). Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney, Capella Angelica. Also includes Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab BuxWV 38 & Jesu, meines Lebens Leben BuxWV 62. Reviewed by Johan van Veen, who preferred the Cantus Cölln recording. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri (BuxWV 75). Channel Classics CCS SA 24006 (1 CD, April 2006). Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society. Anne Grimm & Johannette Zomer, sopranos; Peter de Groot, countertenor; Andrew Tortise, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass. Also includes Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfahrt BuxWV 76. I recently borrowed a copy of this CD and have been comparing it cantata-by-cantata with the 1990 Jacobs recording, the only recent Membra I own. The audio quality of this recording is truly exceptional. Very few vocal CDs will stand up to direct comparison. I'm also quite impressed with the performance, which is generally slower than Jacobs'. It is enhanced by the stylish continuo playing by Fentross and Dirksen, who performs on a harpsichord in cantata 4 and on a virtually inaudible clavichord in the instrumental movements of BuxWV 76. Highly recommended! US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri (BuxWV 75). Harmonia Mundi HMC 901912 (1 CD, March 2006). Konrad Junghänel, Cantus Cölln. Johanna Koslowsky & Susanne Rydén, sopranos; Elisabeth Popien, contralto; Wilfried Jochens & Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenors; Stephan Schreckenberger, bass. Also includes Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott (BuxWV 207). Recommended by Johan van Veen, who considers it the best available "Membra". US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri (BuxWV 75). Genuin GEN 04048 (1 CD 2005). Stephan Schreckenberger, Musica Lingua, L'arpa festante. Sabine Helm, soprano; Miriam Kunz, soprano; Jörn Peuser, countertenor; Jacob Winter, tenor; Martin Weinbrenner, bass. UK | DE | FR | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri (BuxWV 75). Linn Records CKD 141 (1 CD 2001). Harry Christophers, The Sixteen & The Symphony of Harmony & Invention. Carolyn Sampson & Libby Crabtree, sopranos; Robin Blaze, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Simon Birchall, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Reissued on Coro (May 2010). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Musiques pour la Passion: Membra Jesu Nostri (BuxWV 75) & Jesu, meines Lebens Leben (BuxWV 62). Ligia Digital LiDi 0202097-01 (1 CD 2001). Michel Laplénie, Ensemble Sagittarius. UK | DE | FR | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri & Klaglied BuxWV 76/2. Eufoda 1294 (1 CD 1999). Erik Van Nevel, Currende. Johannette Zomer, soprano. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901333 (1 CD 1990). René Jacobs, Concerto Vocale. Martina Bovet, soprano; Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano; Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Gerd Türk, tenor; Ulrich Messthaler, bass. Includes the probably spurious work Heut Triumphieret Gottes Sohn BuxWV 43. As noted above, I prefer the new Velhoven recording, but this one is well worth having. Strengths include the distinctive voices of Kiehr and Scholl, and the short flute stop on the continuo organ that sounds like a soprano recorder. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on HMA 1951333 (2003): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Sacred Cantatas, Volume 2. Chandos CHAN 0723 (1 CD, August 2005). Details. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Michael Chance, countertenor; Charles Daniels, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; The Purcell Quartet. Das neugebor'ne Kindelein, BuxWV 13; Quemadmodum desiderat cervus, BuxWV 92; Nichts soll uns scheiden von der Liebe Gottes, BuxWV 77; Dixit Dominus Domino meo, BuxWV 17; An filius no est Dei, BuxWV 6; Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BuxWV 71; Jesu, komm, mein Trost und Lachen, BuxWV 58; Herr, nun läßt du deinen Diener, BuxWV 37; Jesu dulcis memoria, BuxWV 57. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Sacred Cantatas, Volume 1. Chandos CHAN 0691 (1 CD 2003). Details. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Suzie Leblanc, soprano; Peter Harvey, bass. The Purcell Quartet. Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden, BuxWV 47; Salve, Jesu, Patris gnate unigenite, BuxWV 94; Jesu dulcis memoria, BuxWV 56; Mein Herz ist bereit, BuxWV 73; Fuga, BuxWV 174; Cantate Domino, BuxWV 12; Ich halte es dafür, BuxWV 48; Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab, BuxWV 38; Jesu meine Freude, BuxWV 60. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Festliche Kantaten. Genuin GMP 020403-1 (1 CD 2004). Stephan Schreckenberger, Musica Lingua, L'arpa festante. Sabine Helm, soprano; Miriam Kunz, soprano; Jörn Peuser, countertenor; Jacob Winter, tenor; Martin Weinbrenner, bass. Contents: Alles, was ihr tut mit Worten oder mit Werken BuxWV 4; Aperite mihi portas justitiae BuxWV 7; Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm BuxWV 10; Magnificat; Jesulein, du Tausendschön BuxWV 63; Kommst du, Licht der Heiden BuxWV 66; An Filius non est Dei BuxWV 6; Das neugeborne Kindelein BuxWV 13; Nichts soll uns scheiden von der Liebe Gottes BuxWV 77. UK | DE | FR | JP
Death & Devotion. Channel Classics CCS SA 20804 (1 CD 2004). Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society. Johannette Zomer, soprano; Peter Harvey, bass. Buxtehude: Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, BuxWV 38; O Gottes Stadt, BuxWV 87; Wo ist doch mein Freund geblieben? BuxWV 111. Plus cantatas by Franz Tunder, Matthias Weckmann & Christian Ritter. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Sacred Cantatas / Jubilate Domino / Sicut Moses. Naxos 8.557041 (1 CD 2004). Kevin Mallon, Aradia Ensemble. Matthew White, countertenor; Katherine Hill, soprano; Paul Grindley, bass. Was frag' ich nach der Welt, BuxWV 104; Jesu, meine Freud und Lust, BuxWV 59; Sicut Moses, BuxWV 97; Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161 (arr. K. Mallon); Wenn ich, Herr Jesu, habe dich, BuxWV 107; In te, Domine, speravi, BuxWV 53; Jubilate Domino, BuxWV 64; Wie schmeckt es so lieblich und wohl, BuxWV 108. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. In dulci jubilo. Carus 83.156 (1 CD 2004). Details. Holger Speck, Vocalensemble Rastatt, Les Favorites. Christmas cantatas. BuxWV 12, 13, 43, 51, 52, 66, 109, Anh. 1. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Ciaconna: il mondo che gira. Alpha 047 (1 CD 2003). Stylus Phantasticus. Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano; Victor Torres, baritone. Chamber music, cantata "Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab" (BuxWV 38), and a sonata for violin and viola da gamba by Dietrich Becker (1623-1679). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Cantatas / Sonatas / Organ Preludes. Naïve / Astrée E8851 (1 CD 2001). Christophe Coin, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges. Jan Willem Jansen, organ. Sonata Op. 1, No. 3, BuxWV 254; Jubilate Domino, BuxWV 64; Sonata Op. 1, No. 4, BuxWV 295; Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 163; Gen Himmel zu dem Vater mein, BuxWV 32; Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfahrth den aften gross glaubigen Simeons, BuxWV 76/1; Klaglied, BuxWV 76/2; Toccata in D minor, BuxWV 155. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude, Schütz, Geist, J. Michael Bach, J. Christoph Bach. Klaglied - German Sacred Concertos. Chandos Chaconne CHAN0675 (1 CD 2001). Michael Chance, countertenor. The Purcell Quartet. Includes BuxWV 59, 64, 76/2, 107, 266, 271. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Vocal Music, Volume 1. Marco Polo dacapo 8.224062. (1 CD 1997). Emma Kirkby, soprano. Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord; John Holloway, violin; Manfredo Kraemer, violin; Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba. BuxWV 32, 38, 76, 83, 84, 95, 98, 105. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Naxos (2007). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Sacred Cantatas. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901629 (1 CD 1997). Konrad Junghänel, Cantus Cölln. Johanna Koslowsky, soprano; Kerstin Bruns, soprano; Hedwig Westhoff-Düppmann, soprano; Elisabeth Popien, soprano; Gerd Türk, tenor; Wilfried Jochens, Stephan Schreckenberger, bass. Herzlich lieb, hab ich dich, O Herr, BuxWV 41; Gott hilf mir, BuxWV 34; Nun danket alle Gott, BuxWV 79; Ich suchte des nachts BuxWV 50; Fürwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit BuxWV31; Befiehl dem Engel, dass er kommt BuxWV 10. This a typically fine performance by Cantus Cölln. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. 6 Cantatas. Channel Classics CCS 7895-1 (1 CD 1995). Jos Van Immerseel, Anima Eterna Orchestra, Collegium Vocale. Claron McFadden, soprano; Jonathan Peter Kenny, countertenor; Marius van Altena, tenor; Stephen McLeod, bass. Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BuxWV 78; Jesu, meines lebens leben, BuxWV 62; Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin BuxWV 76; Fürwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit, BuxWV31; Herzlich Lieb, hab ich dich, O Herr, BuxWV 41; Der Herr ist mit mir BuxWV 15. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Alles, was ihr tut. Carus 83.134 (1 CD 1993). Details. Günter Graulich, Ensemble '76 Stuttgart, Motettenchor Stuttgart. Barbara Ullrich, soprano; Heidi Riess, mezzo-soprano; Oly Pfaff, tenor; Friedreich Melzer, tenor; Bruce Abel, baritone. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Cantatas. Ricercar RIC 252 (2 CDs, April 2007). Details. Reissue of the Buxtehude cantatas from volumes I, II, III & VII of the Deutsche Barock Kantaten series (1987-1992). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Deutsche Barock Kantaten Vol. VII. Ricercar RIC 094076 (1 CD 1992). Details. Ricercar Consort. Greta De Reyghere, soprano; James Bowman, countertenor; Guy De Mey, tenor; Max Van Egmond, baritone. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP or UK | DE | JP
Buxtehude, Tunder, Schein. Deutsche Barock Kantaten Vol. III. Ricercar RIC 046023 (1 CD 1989). Details. Ricercar Consort. Greta De Reyghere, soprano. UK | DE | FR | JP
Buxtehude. Deutsche Barock Kantaten Vol. II. Ricercar RIC 041016 (1 CD 1988). Details. Ricercar Consort. Greta De Reyghere, soprano; Henri Ledroit, countertenor; Guy De Mey, tenor; Max Van Egmond, baritone. UK | DE | FR | JP
Buxtehude, Tunder, Schütz, Krieger, Bernhard, Ahle, Leopoldus I. Deutsche Barock Kantaten Vol. I. Ricercar RIC 034008 (1 CD 1985). Details. Ricercar Consort. Henri Ledroit, countertenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Kantaten. Erato ECD 75374 / 2292-45294-2 (3 CDs 1988). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Hannover Kanbenchor. Barbara Schlick, soprano; Monika Frimmer, soprano; Michael Chance, countertenor; Christoph Prégardien, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass. Large scale performances, like the Koopman Bach cantata recordings and presumably the current Koopman Buxtehude Opera Omnia. US | UK | DE | FR | JP

Reissued on Erato 0630177582 (4 CDs 1997) together with Membra Jesu Nostri (originally Erato ECD 75378 / 2292-45295-2 (1988, same performers)).  UK | DE | FR | JP

Instrumental Works

Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 1: Harpsichord Works 1. Challenge Classics CC72240 (2 CDs, September 2006). Ton Koopman, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Harpsichord Works. Naxos 8.557413 (1 CD 2005). Glen Wilson. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued in a Naxos Trio 3-CD set "Cembalowerke, Kammermusik, Kantaten" with 8.557041 (Sacred Cantatas) & 8.557249 (Complete Chamber Music vol. 2). DE

Buxtehude. Pièces pour Orgue. Zig Zag Territoires ZZT 030901 (2 CDs 2003). With alternating chorales and plainchant. Details. Francis Jacob, organ. Christel Boiron, soprano; Jürgen Banholzer, countertenor; Wolf-Matthias Friedrich, bass. 1996 North German baroque organ by Bernard Aubertin at Saint Martin de Vertus. UK | DE | FR | JP
Buxtehude. Sonate a Due Op. 1. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901746 (1 CD 2002). Manfredo Kraemer, violin; Juan Manuel Quintana, viola da gamba; Dane Roberts, double bass; Dirk Börner, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Seven Sonatas, Op. 1. Hyperion CDA 67236 (1 CD 2002). Details. Convivium. Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin; Richard Tunnicliffe, viola da gamba; Paul Nicholson, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Harpsichord Music. Lars Ulrich Mortensen, harpsichord.

Vol. 1. Marco Polo dacapo 8.224116 (1 CD 1999). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Naxos (2008). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 2. Marco Polo dacapo 8.224117 (1 CD 1999). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Naxos (2008). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 3. Marco Polo dacapo 8.224118 (1 CD 1999). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Naxos (2008). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Complete Chamber Music. Lars Ulrich Mortensen, harpsichord; John Holloway, violin; Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba.

Vol. 1. Opus 1. Marco Polo dacapo 8.224003. (1 CD 1995). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP || Reissued on Naxos 8.557248: US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 2. Opus 2. Marco Polo dacapo 8.224004 (1 CD 1995). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP || Reissued on Naxos 8.557249: US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Vol. 3. Without opus numbers. Marco Polo dacapo 8.224005 (1 CD 1998). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP || Reissued on Naxos : US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Pièces de Clavecin. Astrée E8534 (1 CD 1995). Rinaldo Alessandrini, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Abendmusik. deutsche harmonia mundi 05472-77300-2 (1 CD 1993). Details. Skip Sempé, harpsichord & director, Capriccio Stravagante. Manfredo Kraemer, violin; Gustavo Zarba, violin & viola; Galina Zinchenko, viola; Jay Bernfeld, viola da gamba; Michel Murgler, cello; Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord. Fine recording by Dr. Thomas Gallia. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued as Sonates on dhm Splendeurs (2004). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Suonate a due violino e viola da gamba con cembalo. L'empreinte digitale ED 13028 (1 CD 1993). Details. Ensemble Elseneur. Odile Eduard, violin; Sylvie Moquet, viola da gamba; Jean-Marc Aymes, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works. MDG Gold 314 1438-2 (7 CDs 2007, reissue of recordings from 1987-1993). Harold Vogel playing historical North German organs. See the favorable review by Andrew Benson-Wilson in Early Music Review 118:18-20 (April 2007): "Concepts that Vogel developed include using the same pitch for manuals and pedals . . .; not assuming the pedal should be used as indicated in modern editions . . .; and the use of 'consort' registrations, particularly for fugal writing, often using a single stop reflecting the distinctive polyphonic quality of ancient organ stops. . . . His use of expressive articulation and touch are key to his interpretations. . . ." US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works. Classico 143/8 (6 CDs 1990-93). Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, each CD performed on a different historic organ. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

CDs 1 & 3-5 reissued without liner notes on Quadromania 222117-444 (4 CDs 2004). Low price for excellent recordings. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Organ Works. ASV GAU 130 (1 CD 1993). Graham Barber. Performed on a recent organ in Norwich, England after historic North German organs. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Books

Kerala J. Snyder. Dieterich Buxtehude: Organist in Lübeck. 584 pages plus a CD of musical examples, including organ music performed by Hans Davidsson. University of Rochester Press. (2d ed. 2007). Details. One of the finest composer biographies is now updated to include information discovered during the past 20 years. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Kerala J. Snyder. Dieterich Buxtehude: Leben - Werk - Aufführungspraxis. Translation by Hans-Joachim Schulze of the second English edition. 680 pages. Bärenreiter, April 2007. DE | JP

Related Composers

Tunder, Bruhns, Kuhnau, Graupner. Avant Bach - Deutsche Kantaten. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901703 (1 CD 2000). Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale. Deborah York, soprano; Susan Hamilton, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Jan Kobow, tenor; Benoît Haller, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass. Includes 3 cantatas by Tunder: Dominus illuminatio mea, Wend' ab deinen Zorn & Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, plus one cantata each by Bruhns, Kuhnau & Graupner. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued in June 2007 on HMA 1951703: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Johann Adam Reincken (1643-1722), Andreas Kneller (1649-1724) & Christian Geist (c.1650-1711). Complete Organ Works. cpo 777 246-2 (1 CD, April 2007). Friedhelm Flamme, Johann Matthias Hagelstein organ at Kirche St. Georg, Gartow (1735-1740). Kneller was Reincken's son-in-law and a nephew of Matthias Weckmann. While I haven't heard this yet, the recent cpo disk of Flamme playing the complete works of Bruhns is an exceptional recording. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Johann Theile (1646-1724). Arias & Canzonettas. cpo 777 002-2 (1 CD, June 2005). Ludger Rémy, Les Amis de Philippe. Schirin Partowi, contralto; Werner Buchin, countertenor; Henning Kaiser, tenor; Matthias Vieweg, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Johann Theile. Kantaten für Schloss Gottorf. Christophorus CHR 77245 (1 CD 2001). Simone Eckert, Hamsburger Ratsmusik. Hedwig Westhoff-Duppmann, soprano; Martin Backhaus, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Johann Theile. Psalm Motets / Missa / Sonata. cpo 999 489-2 (1 CD 1997). Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance. Susan Rydén & Heidrun Luchterhand, sopranos; Ralf Popken, countertenor; Joseph Cornwell, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Johann Theile, Matthäus-Passion. Harmonia Mundi HM 1159 (1 LP 1982). Reissued on HMC 1159 (1 CD). Charles Medlam, London Baroque. Kurt Equiluz, tenor; Stephen Varcoe, bass; Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor; John Potter, tenor. Reissued on HMA 1951159 (1 CD). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

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