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Buxtehude, Dietrich
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(1637?, Helsingborg – May 9, 1707, Lübeck), organist. Buxtehude's father, who was also an organist, had emigrated from Oldesloe, Holstein, to Denmark. Buxtehude served as organist in Helsingborg and Helsingør before coming to St. Mary's, Lübeck, in 1668. His fame during his lifetime rested on his organ playing and his presentation of an annual concert series, the Abendmusiken, which usually consisted of an oratorio in five parts. All his works of this sort are lost with the possible exception of BuxWV appendix 3, transmitted anonymously. During the Abendmusik season…

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Snyder, Kerala J., “Buxtehude, Dietrich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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