Christmas Music for String Quartet: Buxtehude, D.- Chorale prelude on Puer Natus In Bethlehem - arr. by Gerald Manning

Dietrich Buxtehude
Gerald Manning
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Classical music
String quartet
Instrumental parts

Chorale prelude on PUER NATUS IN BETHLEHEM


It is alleged that J.S.Bach walked 200 miles to hear the great Danish organist Buxtehude play, and there can be no doubt that the master exerted a great influence on him. The direct relationship of his music to Bach�s is evident in a D minor Passacaglia whose theme was borrowed by Bach in his great C Minor Passacaglia for organ. Buxtehude�s compositions include a number of Claviersuiten , sonatas for strings, a large quantity of organ music, many cantatas for solo voices and chorale�s.

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