List of works by Dietrich Buxtehude

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Buxtehude's Organ in the Marienkirche in Lübeck

The table below gives the following information (where applicable):

  • BuxWV — numbering as given in Georg Karstädt, Thematisch-Systematisches Verzeichnis der Musikalischen Werke von Dietrich Buxtehude (Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1974; revised 1985).
  • Title — as used on IMSLP.
  • Key — the principal key of the work.
  • Date — the year(s) of composition or arrangement, where known.
  • Genre — as used by IMSLP's categorization system.
  • Scoring — the instrumentation used.
  • Notes — concerning related works, completeness, authorship, etc.

The catalogue is organized thematically, not chronologically, and contains 275 individual pieces. The Anhang ("Appendix") adds 13 spurious and falsely attributed works.

Fourteen trio sonatas (BuxWV 252-265) were the only works published during Buxtehude's lifetime. Originally published in two volumes, the first seven are now commonly referred to as Buxtehude's opus 1 and the other seven as opus 2.

Contents

Vocal music

Cantatas (1-112)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
001 Accedite gentes accurrite populi C major 1661-67 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
002 Afferte Domino gloriam honorem F major 1681 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (3), continuo
003 All solch dein Güt wir preisen C minor 1668 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
004 Alles, was ihr tut mit Worten oder Werken G major 1668 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (2), chorus, strings
005 Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt G major Sacred cantatas voice, strings
006 An filius non est Dei B minor 1690 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
007 Aperite mihi portas justitiae F major Psalms chorus, strings
008 Att du, Jesu, will mig höra
009 Bedenke Mensch das Ende 1687 Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
010 Befiehl dem Engel daß er komm' A minor Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
011 Canite Jesu nostro 1683 Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
012 Cantate Domino canticum novum G major 1680 ca. Psalms voices (3), continuo
013 Das newgebohrne Kindelein A minor Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
014 Dein edles Herz, der Liebe Thron 1684-85 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
015 Der Herr ist mit mir 1687 ca. Sacred choruses chorus, strings
016 Dies ist der Tag lost
017 Dixit Dominus C major 1690 ca. Psalms voices (2), strings
018 Domine salvum fac regem 1687 ca. Motets chorus, strings
019 Drei schöne Dinge sind F major 1674 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (2), strings
020 Du Frieden-Fürst Herr Jesu Christ B-flat major Sacred choruses chorus, strings
021 Du Frieden-Fürst Herr Jesu Christ G major 1671-76 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
022 Du Lebensfürst Herr Jesu Christ A major 1690 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
023 Ecce nunc benedicite G major 1670-72 ca. Psalms chorus, strings
024 Eins bitte ich vom Herrn C major 1687 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (3), chorus, strings
025 Entreißt euch meine Sinnen D minor 1690 ca. Sacred cantatas voice, strings
026 Erfreue dich Erde du Himmel erschal 1691 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, orchestra
027 Erhalt uns Herr bei deinem Wort 1690 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
028 Fallax mundus ornat vultus 1681 ca. Sacred cantatas voice, strings
029 Frohlocket mit Händen
030 Fürchtet euch nicht 1685 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (2), strings
031 Fürwahr er trug unsere Krankheit C minor Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
032 Gen Himmel zu dem Vater mein 1681 ca. Sacred cantatas voice, strings
033 Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen 1683 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, orchestra
034 Gott hilf mir C minor Sacred cantatas voices (3), chorus, strings
035 Herr auf dich traue ich 1684-85 ca. Sacred cantatas voice, strings
036 Herr, ich lasse dich nicht B-flat major 1690-99 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (2), strings
037 Herr nun läßt du deinen Diener 1684 Sacred cantatas voice, strings
038 Herr, wenn ich nur Dich hab G major 1680 Sacred cantatas voice, strings
039 Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe G major Sacred cantatas voice, strings
040 Herren vår Gud 1687 Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
041 Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr C major Chorales chorus, orchestra
042 Herzlich tut mich verlangen
043 Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn Sacred cantatas voices (5), chorus, orchestra
044 Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben C major 1683 ca. Sacred cantatas voice, orchestra
045 Ich bin eine Blume zu Saron A major Sacred cantatas voice, strings
046 Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden 1681 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
047 Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden
048 Ich halte es dafür 1683 Sacred cantatas voices (2), strings
049 Ich sprach in meinem Herzen C major 1683 ca. Sacred cantatas voice, strings
050 Ich suchte des Nachts in meinem Bette
051 Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun D major Sacred cantatas voices (2), chorus, orchestra
052 In dulci jubilo G major 1683 ca. Carols chorus, strings
053 In te Domine speravi 1680-90 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (3), continuo
054 Ist es recht daß man dem Kaiser Zinse gebe 1680-90 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
055 Je höher du bist je mehr dich demütige 1684 Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
056 Jesu dulcis memoria E minor 1676 Sacred cantatas voices (2), strings
057 Jesu dulcis memoria G major 1690-99 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (3), strings
058 Jesu komm mein Trost und Lachen C minor 1670 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
059 Jesu meine Freud und Lust
060 Jesu meine Freude E minor 1680-90 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
061 Jesu, meiner Freuden Meister
062 Jesu, meines Lebens Leben D minor 1671-76 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
063 Jesulein du Tausendschön C major 1684 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (3), strings
064 Jubilate Domino D major Sacred cantatas voice, strings
065 Klinget mit Freuden ihr klaren Klarinen 1680 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (3), orchestra
066 Kommst du Licht der Heiden 1681 ca. Sacred cantatas voices (3), strings
067 Lauda anima mea Dominum
068 Lauda Sion Salvatorem
069 Laudate, pueri Dominum D minor Chaconnes voices (2), strings
070 Liebster, meine Seele saget C major Motets voices (2), strings
071 Lobe den Herrn meine Seele A major 1684 ca. Motets voice, strings
072 Mein Gemüt erfreuet sich
073 Mein Herz ist bereit F major 1690 ca. Sacred cantatas voice, strings
074 Meine Seele willtu ruhn G major Sacred cantatas voices (3), strings
075 Membra Jesu Nostri 1680 ca. Sacred cantatas chorus, strings 7 cantatas
076 Mit Fried und Freud D dorian 1671 Sacred cantatas voices (2), strings
077 Nichts soll uns scheiden von der Liebe Gottes
078 Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott
079 Nun danket alle Gott
080 Nun freut euch, ihr Frommen, mit nir
081 Nun lasst uns Gott dem Herren Dank sagen C major Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
082 O clemens, o mitis, o coelestis Pater
083 O dulcis Jesu, o amor cordis mei
084 O fröhliche Stunden, o fröhliche Zeit
085 O fröhliche Stunden, o herrliche Zeit
086 O Gott, wir danken deiner Güt'
087 O Gottes Stadt C minor Motets voice, strings
088 O Jesu mi dulcissime
089 O lux beata Trinitas et principalis unitas
090 O wie selig sind, die zu dem Abendmahl des Lammes berufen sind
091 Pange lingua gloriosi, corporis mysterium
092 Quemadmodum desiderat cervus D minor 1690 ca. Motets voice, strings
093 Salve desiderium, salve clamor gentium
094 Salve Jesu D major 1680-90 ca. Sacred songs voices (2), strings
095 Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz B-flat major Psalms voice, strings
096 Schwinget euch himmelan, Herzen und Sinnen
097 Sicut Mose D major 1681 ca. Motets voice, strings
098 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied C major Sacred cantatas voice, strings
099 Surrexit Christus hodie
100 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme D major Sacred cantatas chorus, strings
101 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme C major Sacred cantatas voices (3), strings
102 Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit
103 Walts Gott, mein Werk ich lasse
104 Was frag ich nach der Welt und allen ihren Schätzen
105 Was mich auf dieser Welt betrübt G major Sacred cantatas voice, strings
106 Welt packe dich, ich sehne mich nur nach dem Himmel
107 Wenn ich, Herr Jesu, habe dich
108 Wie schmekt es so lieblich und wohl
109 Wie soll ich dich empfangen A minor Sacred cantatas voices (3), strings
110 Wie wird erneuet, wie wird erfreuet
111 Wo ist doch mein Freund gelieben?
112 Wo soll ich fliehen hin? G minor Sacred cantatas voices (4), strings

Miscellaneous vocal music (113-135)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
113 Benedicam Dominum C major 1666 ca. Motets double chorus, orchestra
114 Missa brevis A minor 1690 ca. Masses chorus, continuo
115 Aria 'Auf, Saiten, auf! Lasst euren Schall erklingen!' Arias
116 Auf stimmet die Saiten D major 1672 Arias chorus, winds, continuo
117 Aria 'Deh credete il vostro vanto' Arias
118 Gestreuet mit Blumen E major 1675 ca Arias voice, strings
119 Klinget für Freuden ihr lärmen Klarinen 1680 Arias voices (3), orchestra
120 Aria 'O frohliche Stunden, o herrlicher Tag' Arias
121 Aria 'Opachi boschetti' Arias fragment
122 Aria 'Schlagt, Kunstler, die Pauken und Saiten' Arias
123 Canon duplex per Augmentationem Canons
124 Canon à 3 in Epidiapente et Epidiapason Canons
125 Motet 'Christum lieb haben ist viel besser' Motets lost
126 Musik zur Einweihung des Fredenhagen-Altars
127 Motet 'Pallidi salvete' Motets lost
128 Die Hochzeit des Lammes lost
129 Wacht! Euch zum Streit gefasset macht Sacred oratorios chorus, strings
130 Himmlische Seelenlust auf Erden lost
131 Der verlorene Sohn lost
132 Hundertjahriges Gedichte lost
133 Die Abendmusiken des Jahres 1700
134 Castrum Doloris lost
135 Templum Honoris lost

Organ works (136-225)

Preludes (136-154)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
136 Prelude in C major C major Preludes organ
137 Prelude in C major C major Preludes organ
138 Prelude in C major C major Preludes organ
139 Prelude in D major D major Preludes organ
140 Prelude in D minor D minor Preludes organ
141 Prelude in E major E major Preludes organ
142 Prelude in E minor E minor 1685 ca. Preludes organ
143 Prelude in E minor E minor Preludes organ
144 Prelude in F major F major Preludes organ
145 Prelude in F major F major Preludes organ
146 Prelude in F-sharp minor F-sharp minor Preludes organ
147 Prelude in G major G major Preludes organ
148 Prelude in G minor G minor Preludes organ
149 Prelude in G minor G minor Preludes organ
150 Prelude in G minor G minor Preludes organ
151 Prelude in A major A major Preludes organ
152 Prelude in E minor E phrygian Preludes organ
153 Prelude in A minor A minor Preludes organ
154 Prelude in B-flat major B-flat major Preludes organ

Toccatas, Chaconnes, Passacaglias, Canzonas, Canzonettas, Fugues (155–176)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
155 Toccata in D minor D minor 1685 ca. Toccatas organ
156 Toccata in F major F major Toccatas organ
157 Toccata in F major F major Toccatas organ
158 Prelude in A minor A minor Preludes organ
159 Chaconne in C minor C minor Chaconnes organ
160 Chaconne in E minor E minor Chaconnes organ
161 Passacaglia in D minor D minor Passacaglias organ
162 Prelude in G major G major Preludes organ
163 Prelude in G minor G minor Preludes organ
164 Toccata in G major G major Toccatas organ
165 Toccata in G major G major Toccatas organ
166 Canzona in C major C major Canzonas organ
167 Canzonetta in C major C major Canzonettas organ
168 Canzonetta in D minor D minor Canzonettas organ
169 Canzonetta in E minor E minor Canzonettas organ
170 Canzona in G major G major Canzonas organ
171 Canzonetta in G major G major Canzonettas organ
172 Canzonetta in G major G major Canzonettas organ
173 Canzonetta in G minor G minor Canzonettas organ
174 Fugue in C major C major Fugues organ
175 Fugue in G major G major Fugues organ
176 Fugue in B-flat major B-flat major Fugues organ
225 Canzonetta in A minor A minor Canzonettas organ

Choral preludes and Magnificats (177-224)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
177 Ach Gott und Herr D dorian Chorale preludes organ
178 Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder E phrygian Chorale preludes organ
179 Auf meinen lieben Gott E minor Chorale preludes organ
180 Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam A minor Chorale preludes organ
181 Danket dem Herren, denn er ist sehr freundlich G minor Chorale preludes organ
182 Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich G major Chorale preludes organ
183 Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt A minor Chorale preludes organ
184 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott C major Chorale preludes organ
185 Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort G minor Chorale preludes organ
186 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her C major Chorale preludes organ
187 Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl G major Chorale preludes organ
188 Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ G major Chorale preludes organ
189 Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ G major Chorale preludes organ
190 Gott der Vater wohn uns bei C major Chorale preludes organ
191 Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn G major Chorale preludes organ
192 Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn G major Chorale preludes organ
193 Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiss gar wohl A minor Chorale preludes organ
194 Ich dank dir, lieber Herre F major Chorale preludes organ
195 Ich dank dir schon durch deinen Sohn F major Chorale preludes organ
196 Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ D minor Chorale preludes organ
197 In dulci jubilo G major Chorale preludes organ
198 Jesus Christus, unser Heiland G minor Chorale preludes organ
199 Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott F major Chorale preludes organ
200 Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott F major Chorale preludes organ
201 Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn G minor Chorale preludes organ
202 Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich G major Chorale preludes organ
203 Magnificat primi toni D minor Chorale preludes organ
204 Magnificat primi toni A phrygian Chorale preludes organ
205 Magnificat noni toni D minor Chorale preludes organ
206 Mensch, willst du leben seliglich E minor Chorale preludes organ
207 Nimm von uns, Herr D minor Chorale preludes organ also referred to as Vater unser im Himmelreich
208 Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist G major Chorale preludes organ
209 Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist G major Chorale preludes organ
210 Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein G major Chorale preludes organ
211 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland G minor Chorale preludes organ
212 Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren C major Chorale preludes organ
213 Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren G major Chorale preludes organ
214 Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren G major Chorale preludes organ
215 Nun lob mein Seel' den Herren G major Chorale preludes organ in most editions, combined with 214
216 O Lux beata, Trinitas Chorale preludes organ
217 Puer natus in Bethlehem A minor Chorale preludes organ
218 Te Deum laudamus E minor Chorale preludes organ
219 Vater unser im Himmelreich D minor Chorale preludes organ
220 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen A minor Chorale preludes organ
221 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen A minor Chorale preludes organ
222 Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit A minor Chorale preludes organ
223 Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern G major Chorale preludes organ
224 Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ D minor Chorale preludes organ

Works for keyboard (226-251)

Suites keyboard (226-244)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
226 Suite in C major C major Suites keyboard
227 Suite in C major C major Suites keyboard
228 Suite in C major C major Suites keyboard
229 Suite in C major C major Suites keyboard
230 Suite in C major C major Suites keyboard
231 Suite in C major C major Suites keyboard
232 Suite in D major D major Suites keyboard
233 Suite in D minor D minor Suites keyboard
234 Suite in D minor D minor Suites keyboard
235 Suite in E minor E minor Suites keyboard
236 Suite in E minor E minor Suites keyboard
237 Suite in E minor E minor Suites keyboard
238 Suite in F major F major Suites keyboard
239 Suite in F major F major Suites keyboard
240 Suite in G major G major Suites keyboard
241 Suite in G minor G minor Suites keyboard
242 Suite in G minor G minor Suites keyboard
243 Suite in A major A major Suites keyboard
244 Suite in A minor A minor Suites keyboard

Variations and miscellaneous works keyboard (245-251)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
245 Courante Simble A minor Courantes ; Variations keyboard
246 Aria and Variations in C major C major Variations keyboard
247 Aria and Variations in C major C major Variations keyboard on the theme More Palatino
248 Aria and Variations in D minor D minor Variations keyboard on the theme Rofilis by Jean-Baptiste Lully
249 Aria and Variations in A minor A minor Variations keyboard
248 Aria and Variations in D minor D minor Variations keyboard on the theme Rofilis
250 Aria and Variations in G major G major Variations keyboard on the theme La Capricciosa
251 Seven suites keyboard Suites keyboard lost

Chamber music (252-275)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
252 Trio Sonata in F major F major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
253 Trio Sonata in G major G major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
254 Trio Sonata in A minor A minor Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
255 Trio Sonata in B-flat major B-flat major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
256 Trio Sonata in C major C major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
257 Trio Sonata in D minor D minor Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
258 Trio Sonata in E minor E minor Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
259 Trio Sonata in B-flat major B-flat major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
260 Trio Sonata in D major D major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
261 Trio Sonata in G minor G minor Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
262 Trio Sonata in C minor C minor Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
263 Trio Sonata in A major A major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
264 Trio Sonata in E major E major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
265 Trio Sonata in F major F major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
266 Trio Sonata in C major C major Sonatas vioins (2), viola da gamba, continuo
267 Trio Sonata in D major D major Sonatas For viola da gamba, violone, continuo
268 Viola da Gamba Sonata D major Sonatas For viola da gamba, continuo
269 Trio Sonata in F major F major Sonatas vioins (2), viola da gamba, continuo
270 Trio Sonata in F major F major Sonatas vioins (2), continuo fragment
271 Trio Sonata in G major G major Sonatas vioins (2), viola da gamba, continuo
272 Trio Sonata in A minor A minor Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, continuo
273 Trio Sonata in B-flat major B-flat major Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, continuo
274 Sonata Sonatas lost
275 Sonata Sonatas lost

Appendix (Anh. 1-13)

Doubtful works (1-8)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
Anh.1 Magnificat anima mea Domine D major Magnificats chorus, strings
Anh.2 Man singet mit Freuden vom Seig
Anh.3 Das jungste Gericht Oratorios
Anh.4 Natalia Sacra lost
Anh.5 Organ Sonata in D minor D minor Sonatas organ
Anh.6 Courante in D minor D minor Courantes keyboard
Anh.7 Courante in G major G major Courantes keyboard
Anh.8 Simphonia in G major G major Symphonies orchestra

Falsely attributed works (9-13)

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
Anh.9 Erbam dich mein, o Herre Gott Cantatas by Lovies Busbetzky
Anh.10 Laudate Dominum omnes gentes Psalms by Lovies Busbetzky
Anh.11 Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort Chorale preludes organ author unknown, possibly by Georg Böhm
Anh.12 Suite in D minor D minor Suites keyboard by Nicolas Lebègue
Anh.13 Suite in G minor G minor Suites keyboard by Nicolas Lebègue

Collections

BuxWV Title Key Date Genre Scoring Notes
Abendmusiken und Kirchenkantaten Cantatas chorus, orchestra
252-267 Instrumentalwerke Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
Keyboard Suites Suites ; Variations keyboard
Orgelcompositionen organ
Passacaile, chacones, préludes et fugues, toccatas, canzonette organ
Sämtliche Orgelwerke organ
252-258 7 Trio Sonatas Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord
259-265 7 Trio Sonatas Sonatas violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord