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Dieterich Buxtehude: Herr wenn Ich nur Dich Hab', Laura Heimes with Voices of Music
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 23 Mar 2013
Author: Walvis2007
The sacred motet of Dieterich Buxtehude, Herr wenn Ich nur Dich Hab' (BuxWV 38), performed by the internationally acclaimed Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Live, high-definition video from the "Bach, Biber & Buxtehude" concert in St. Mark's Lutheran, San Francisco, 9 March 2013. Featuring Laura Heimes, soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock & Carla Moore, baroque violins; William Skeen, five-string baroque cello; Farley Pearce, violone; Hanneke van Proosdij, organ; David Tayler, archlute. Buxtehude's motet is a model of elegant simplicity: the composer carefully alternates the declamation of the text with instrumental meditations in the violins, all woven together over a repeating ground bass played by the continuo group. The beauty and simplicity of the text, drawn from Psalm 73, is mirrored perfectly by the elegant and simple musical setting--a perfect composition. The motet, composed c1668, was transcribed from the source in the manuscript collection of the Royal Swedish Court in Upp
Ensemble: Voices of Music