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Dieterich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri: An historical overview, analysis and conducting guide

Abstract Dieterich Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707) is known for his many organ works. However, no significant portion of his choral music is in the standard performing repertoire. Buxtehude's large-scale choral work Membra Jesu Nostri should be considered a seminal "passion" composition in part because of its historic position in early German Lutheran church music. It also serves as an example of the heightened levels of affect in a seventeenth century devotional passion. To better understand Buxtehude and his music, an overview of his life, career and religious beliefs are discussed, including the incorporation of pietism and mysticism in his cantata, Membra Jesu Nostri. Details of the composition's structure, unifying thematic elements... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Kim, Youn Ju (Author) / Gentry, Gregory (Advisor) / Hill, Gary (Committee member) / Reber, William (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Russell, Timothy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / BuxWV 75 / Choral Music / Dietrich Buxtehude / Membra Jesu Nostri
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 107 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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