Composer:   Dietrich Buxtehude
Arranger:   Kurt Stone (editor)
Publisher:   Broude Brothers
Edition:   BB 120
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Darcy Lease-Gubrud
Ridgewater College 2001
R&R Chair College & University

This Baroque piece was an eye opener because of its particular accessibility. The coloratura is minimal and the harmonic movement is fairly predictable. The form is in three contrasting sections, each with a tempo change. The edition is clear in how the piece is supposed to be performed. The instrumental parts are available through the publisher. A small chamber chorus would be able to handle the intricate sections more readily than a large group.