Tag: <span>Buxtehude</span>


Bach and Buxtehude

'Lobet den Herrn' ('Praise the Lord, all ye nations') is one of Bach's famous set of six motets and represents four-part choral writing at its best. Completing the programme was 'Ad ubera portabimini' from Buxtehude's extraordinary collection of cantatas Membra Jesu nostri ('The limbs of our Jesus'). Bach walked 260 miles from Arnstadt to Lobeck to meet the Danish-German Buxtehude and to hear him play; we were delighted that many journeyed from all around to enjoy our performance of these two composers' wonderful music.