Buxtehude, Dietrich

(c. 1637, Helsingborg?, (modern) Sweden – 9 May 1707, Lübeck, Germany)
   The most influential organist in the generation before Johann Sebastian Bach, he was appointed organist at the St. Mary’s Church in Lübeck, one of the most important church musicians in north Germany, on 11 April 1668 and remained there until his death. For organ, he composed three self-standing fugues, three well-known ostinatos (chaconnes), eight canzonas, five toccatas, and 20 "preludia" that almost always contain extended fugues along with improvisatory music. He also left 48 chorale preludes and fantasias for organ and about 113 sacred vocal works on Latin and German texts, most in the form of chorale settings and sacred concertos. Buxtehude is credited as one of the first to take full advantage of the north German organ’s timbral capabilities, particularly in the pedal writing.
   See also Abendmusik.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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