D. BUXTEHUDE – IN DULCI JUBILO BUXWV Soprano, Voice with metronome · Emphasised voice and other voices · All voices. Alto, Voice with metronome. Dietrich Buxtehude’s „Christmas Music“ is suited remarkably well for the numerous Advent and Christmas services as well as the general religious services. IN DULCI JUBILO – Music for the Christmas season by Buxtehude and friends With evocative works by the Baroque master Dietrich Buxtehude and the circle.

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Johann Christoph Bach Johann Adam Reincken And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

The im of the shepherds in the fields portrayed in the Gospel for Christmas Day has been set to music countless times.

The aria praises the infant Jesus who redeems the sin of Adam and reconciles man with God. Traditionally, the celebration of the Holy Name of Jesus has taken place on the first Sunday after New Year, or, if this does not fall before the Epiphany, on 2 January.

Johann Sebastian Bach considered the motet so good that he also included it in the choir repertoire of the Thomasschule. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: Feelings of sadness and joy mix with accuracy in tuning and exquisite rhythmic understanding.

In this way Buxtehude made the acquaintance of the Sweelinck organ school while he was still a youth. This group of composers exchanged music with one another and studied counterpoint together, especially works and textbooks by Sweelinck.


However, it was primarily as an organist that Sweelinck was to become famous as the founder of a north European school of organ music. Now when Jesus was ib in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying: He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: It takes the form of a varied strophic chorale cantata where the violins, with their small interludes and ritornelli, give the piece a concertante stamp.

In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 52 (Buxtehude, Dietrich)

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: Allan Rasmussen plays a chamber organ by Verner Pedersen, 2 stops: But programmes, text booklets and descrip-tions testify to grand-scale semi-theatrical oratorios which extended over the five Sundays mentioned. Svend Ravnkilde Graphic design: It is a macaronic hymn where the lines in the vernacular in this case German alternate with lines in Latin.

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier. Especially in the jubilant last verse, this can be heard in the triumphant trumpet signals in the violins. The flawless sound of the Theatre of Voices meets a warm-silvery string ensemble — festive and fantastic! Preben Iwan and Mette Due Mix and mastering: Recordings Upcoming recordings Artists News.

In dulci jubilo (Dietrich Buxtehude) – ChoralWiki

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. This applies for example to the great majority of the vocal works by Dietrich Buxtehude.

The picture was very likely commissioned and paid for by the prosperous Reincken himself, as a celebration of their friendship. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.


In dulci jubilo (Dietrich Buxtehude)

And the angel said unto them: The poem was written by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and consists of between 42 and 53 verses, depending on the source. It is indeed a chorale motet with a unique wealth of ideas and humour. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Although Buxtehude and Johann Christoph Bach did not know each other personally, there are several links between them. About Dacapo Terms and conditions Privacy policy Contact.


For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. The other parts — two violins, duli, tenor and bass — weave freely elaborated inventions over the ostinato, and these in phrases and verses of varying length create a brilliantly dynamic set of variations. Pioneered in Rome by Giovanni Francesco Anerio and -Giacomo Carissimi the Italian oratorio developed as a quasi-dramatic genre parallel to the development of the opera.

With evocative works by the Baroque master Dietrich Buxtehude and the circle of 17th-century northern German composers around him, Paul Hillier conducts his Grammy award-winning ensemble Theatre of Voices in a stimulating addition to the traditional Christmas repertoire. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.