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BUXTEHUDE, D.: Scandinavian Cantatas (Theatre of Voices, Hillier)

Composer(s):Buxtehude, Dieterich
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category InstrumentalVocal • Vocal Ensemble
Catalogue 6.220534
Label Dacapo
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 9.99



Review By Steve Holtje,Culture Catch,January 2011

Baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637–1707) was probably born in a Danish town that’s now in Sweden. The son of an organist, he became one as well, and is best known as a composer for that instrument, but like many church musicians he also wrote choral music. This disc has two organ works (played by Bryndorf) for variety, but focuses on his choral writing, with six texts in Latin (including his only “stile antico” work, the uncertainly attributed Missa alla brevis—one of only two recordings currently in print) and two in Swedish—the only two that have survived. Most of the choral works are short and in a concerto-esque style that alternates instrumental passages with vocal sections. None but the most devoted Baroque-philes will



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