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Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri Review. Album. Released BBC Review. Buxtehude’s set of seven short cantatas for Holy Week. Buxtehude’s cantata cycle, Membra Jesu Nostri, is a unique work. Based on texts from a medieval Latin hymn, ‘Salve mundi salutare’, the cycle contains seven. DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE – Membra Jesu Nostri – Cycle of 7 cantatas – HEINRICH SCH√úTZ – O bone Jesu, fili Mariae – The Monteverdi Choir – The English.

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This page has been archived and is no longer updated. When You command me to depart, dear Jesus, then appear, O buxehude to be embraced, then show Yourself on the cross that brings salvation. Dum me mori est necesse, noli mihi tunc deesse, in tremenda mortis hora veni, Jesu, absque mora, tuere me et libera.

A viola da gamba consort is called for only in part VI, Ad corto the heart. Give me a clean breast, ardent, pious, moaning, an abnegated will, always conforming to You, with an abundance of virtues. Through the marrow of my heart, of a sinner and culprit, may Your love be conveyed by whom Your heart was seized, languishing through the wound of love.

Holy hands, I embrace you, and, lamenting, I delight in you, I give thanks for the terrible wounds, the hard nails, the holy drops, shedding tears with kisses. Salve, caput cruentatum, totum spinis coronatum, conquassatum, vulneratum, ubxtehude verberatum facie memhra illita.

The first and the last cantata of the cycle deviate from this pattern. I call with the living voice of the heart, sweet heart, for I love You, to incline to my heart, so that it may commit itself to you jesk the breast devoted to You.


Illustra faciem tuam super servum tuum, salvum me fac in misericordia tua. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Hail, bloodied head, all crowned with thorns, beaten, wounded, struck with a cane, the face soiled with spit.

Buxtehide, upon the mountains the feet of one bringing good news and proclaiming peace. Find out more about our use of this data.

The continuoplaying throughout, is not shown. Ecce tibi appropinquo, parce, Jesu, si delinquo, verecunda quidem fronte, ad te tamen veni sponte scrutari tua vulnera. In the first cantata the choir repeats the first aria after the reprise, in the last one, Ad faciem5 parts sing the last aria, and then a final Amen instead of the reprise concludes the cycle.

Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV 75 (Buxtehude, Dietrich)

You will be brought to nurse and dandled on the knees [of Jerusalem, portrayed as a mother]. They dally deliciously on any expressive dissonances and suspensions, while the players add warmth and colour with intelligent use of vibrato and ornamentation, becoming more overtly dramatic at the start of the third cantata, where their percussive introduction reminds you forcibly of the nails hammered into Christ’s hands.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. The nails in Your feet, the hard blows and so grievous marks I embrace with love, Fearful at the sight of You Mindful of Your wounds.

Sicut modo geniti infantes No. The following table shows for each cantata the title and its translation, Tempo marking, the voices SATBfirst for the choir, then for the arias, with S2 for the second sopranothe Baroque instruments of two violins Vl and five violas da gamba Vgand the biblical text source for the concerto.


Find out more about page archiving. Buxtehude’s music has a gentle, austere beauty to buxtehudf You can add or edit information about Membra Jesu Nostri at musicbrainz.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You have wounded my heart, my sister, my bride, You have wounded my heart.

BBC – Music – Review of Buxtehude – Membra Jesu Nostri

Salve, salus mea, Deus, Jesu jseu, amor meus, salve, pectus reverendum, cum tremore contingendum, amoris domicilium. It is divided into seven parts, each addressed to a different part of Christ’s crucified body: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs jeu.

Tracklistings come from MusicBrainz. Breakfast BBC Radio 3. Surge, amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni, columba mea in foraminibus petrae, in caverna maceriae. For more information about New Trinity Baroque, visit our buuxtehude. When I must die, do not then be away from me, in the anxious hour of death come, Jesus, without delay, protect me and set me free!

The structure of Membra is dictated by its text. Ut te quaeram mente pura, sit haec mea prima cura, non est labor et gravabor, sed sanabor et mundabor, cum te complexus fuero.