Devotion & Contemplation
Membra Jesu nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude

Dieterich Buxtehude

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Live!
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at VTS

Dieterich Buxtehude
Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75


The North German composer Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637/39- 1707) was held in such high reverence by the 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach that he walked 250 miles from Arnstadt to Lübeck to hear the great organist/composer. Membra Jesu nostri is an exquisite cycle of seven cantatas, each as a contemplation of a different part of the body of Christ. Derived from a 13th-century poem, the work evinces a vast spectrum of divinely inspired emotion and musical beauty.

Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission


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