Baroque: Buxtehude and the limbs of Jesus

Baroque 50 is a spotify playlist that contains baroque music.

Dieterich Buxtehude was a Danish-German composer and organist from the Baroque period. He is most famous for his organ music and his nineteen organ preludes is regarded his most important legacy.

Dieterich Buxtehude’s also wrote a lot of vocal music. One of those is a collection of seven cantatas called Membra Jesu Nostri, The Limbs of our Jesus in English. It is a collection of seven cantatas, each one about a different part of Jesus body. Every cantata have the same overall form with six different parts that mix instrumental and vocal parts.

Original manuscript of Ad Pedes, the first cantata from Membra Jesu Nostri

The vocal ensemble that performs Membra Jesu Nostri is the excellent Cantus Cölln lead by Konrad Junghänel.

Enjoy! (click here to open the playlist in spotify).