Jesu, meines Lebens Leben, BuxWV 62 (Buxtehude, Dietrich)




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Tim.willis1685 (2015/11/3)

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Tim.willis1685 (2015/11/3)

Copyist Gustaf Düben (ca.1628-1690)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1671-76).
Misc. Notes Universitetsbibliotek, Uppsala (S-Uu): Vok.mus.i hs. 6:13 & 82:37
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General Information

Work Title Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
Alternative. Title
Composer Buxtehude, Dietrich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BuxWV 62
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sections
  1. Sinfonia
  2. Aria
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation soprano, alto, tenor, bass, 2 violin, 2 violas, violone, continuo (possible flute part; see below, Comments)

Misc. Comments

  • Grove Music does not list the flute part, although RISM does. However, the RISM entry says "C. A. T. B. Con 5 instromenti", and the string parts + continuo add up to 5 without the flute part. The RISM entry also says the copyist was "Schreiber: Düben, Gustav <1628c-1690>", so this is not an autograph manuscript or an official first edition. On the other hand, Grove Music says there are 2 versions, but does not elaborate on what the differences are. Since the flute part anyway doubles 1st violin for the entire piece, it is left out of the tag.
  • After the Sinfonia, the Aria is composed over a chaconne bass.