Buxtehude - Membra Jesu Nostri | Opus Arte OACD9023D

Buxtehude - Membra Jesu Nostri

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OACD9023D

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 31st March 2014

Contents

Artists

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Giles Underwood (bass)
Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
Phantasm

Conductor

Daniel Hyde

Works

Buxtehude, Dieterich

Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV75

Artists

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Giles Underwood (bass)
Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
Phantasm

Conductor

Daniel Hyde

About

This is a significant new CD release, launching an exciting new partnership between Opus Arte and Magdalen College Choir, Oxford, under its director Daniel Hyde.

The repertoire is niche but well-known, and the two soloists are distinguished names in the choral world. The choir has been under the directorship of Daniel Hyde for several years, during which time it has developed a strong ‘European’ choral sound, within the tradition of an all-male ensemble (that is, with boy trebles).

The cycle of seven cantatas, scored for SSATB and titled ‘Membra Jesu nostri patientis sanctissima’ (The most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus), is a series of musical meditations on the limbs of Christ on the Cross, and was written in 1680 by the German mid-baroque composer Dieterich Buxtehude (c1637-1707). It is considered the first Lutheran oratorio.

There a several recordings of the cycle in the catalogue, but this may be the first using male singers for the two soprano roles. The instrumental support comes from the noted period-instrument ensemble Phantasm.

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