Dietrich Buxtehude

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    Prelude and Fugue in D Major, Bx 139Dietrich Buxtehude
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    Coral Fantasy in G Major, Bx 223 "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern"Dietrich Buxtehude

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        A Danish (or German) organist and composer of vocal and organ music, sacred cantatas, and chorales. Buxtehude was the famed organist and composer whom J. S. Bach made a 200-mile journey on foot to hear. His organ music (toccatas, preludes and fugues, passacaglias, ciacconas, and chorale preludes) greatly influenced Bach with their clarity of line, nobility, and often daring harmonic invention. His chorale music contains innovations such as the exchange of the normal roles of the... Read more

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