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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The organ at St. Mary’s in Elsinore (Helsingør)
The organ at St. Mary’s in Elsinore (Helsingør), if visually as Buxtehude knew it when organist in this church from 1658-1668, during which time he oversaw a considerable reworking in 1661-1663 by Hans Christoph Frietsche of the original 1641 design by Johann Lorentz.

Buxtehude, Before and After

…Danish recitalist Bine Bryndorf provides an in-depth assessment of the greatest organ composer before Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, plus works by his teacher Heinrich Scheidemann and his ‘followers’ Nicolaus Bruhns and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Praeludium in G (Roskilde)

BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in G, BuxWV 162 (Lübeck) – Vol 6

BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in A, BuxWV 151 (Elsinore) – Vol 2

BUXTEHUDE: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211 (Elsinore) – Vol 1

J. S. BACH: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660 (Nidaros) – Hänssler 92.097

BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat noni toni, BuxWV 205 (Hamburg) – Vol 5

BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139 (Hamburg) – Vol 5

BUXTEHUDE: Durch Adams Fall, BuxWV 183; Canzonetta in a, BuxWV 225 (Helsingborg) – Vol 3

BUXTEHUDE: Toccata in F, BuxWV 157 (Stockholm) – Vol 4

Hour 2

J. S. BACH: Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 701 (Elsinore) – Hänssler 92.096

BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C, BuxWV 138 (Helsingborg) – Vol 3

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in g (Roskilde)

BUXTEHUDE: Pradlueium in d, BuxWV 140 (Hamburg) – Vol 5

BUXTEHUDE: Canzona in g, BuxWV 173; Toccata in G, BuxWV 164 (Helsingborg) – Vol 3

J.S. BACH: 3 Miscellaneous Chorales (Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV 728; Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn, BWV 698; Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 697) (Elsinore) – Hänssler 92.096

BUXTEHUDE: 4 Miscellaneous Chorales (Gelobet seist duh, Jesu Christ, BuxWV 189; Der Tag der ist so freudenreich, BuxWV 182; In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzu gleich, BuxWV 202) (Elsinore) – Vol 1

BUXTEHUDE: 2 Miscellaneous Chorales (Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, BuxWV 215/214) (Elsinore) – Vol 2

BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in E, BuxWV 141 (Lübeck) – Vol 6


Featured instruments include:

1554 Hermann Raphaelis/Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark (Dacapo 6.220636)

1637 Friedrich Stellwagen/St. Jacobi Church, Lübeck, Germany (Dacapo 6.220530)

1693 Arp Schnitger/St. Jacobi Church, Hamburg, Germany (Dacapo 6.220520)

1739 Joachim Wagner/Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (Hänssler 92.097)

1997 Marcussen/St. Mary’s, Elsinore, Denmark (Dacapo 8.226002 & 8.226008; Hänssler 92.096)

2000 Gustavsson/St. Mary’s Church, Helsingborg, Denmark (Dacapo 8.226023)

2004 Grönlund/German Church, Stockholm, Sweden (Dacapo 6.220514)


Bine Bryndorf will present three concerts in the United States this spring, in Minnesota at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul (April 6), and in New York State at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester (April 10) and Cornell College, Ithaca (April 13).

You’ll also enjoy this all-Buxtehude program (“Discovering Dieterich Buxtehude”, #0919), featuring a variety of performers and commentary from Buxtehude biographer Kerala Snyder.

APOBAPIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, and Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Parkey Organ Builders of Duluth, GA, and Parsons Pipe Organ Builders of Canandaigua, NY, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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