Dietrich Who?

A day or so ago, I mentioned that while taking a road trip, I was looking forward to listening to some of the works of Dietrich Buxtehude. One of my buddies left a comment, Dietrich who?

I responded personally but also thought I might kill two birds with one stone and also have a “Sunday Pipes” flashback.

Here is the “short-version” on Dietrich, who while somewhat obscure to those who are not fans of musical history, is a giant of composition.

Dieterich Buxtehude (German: [ˈdiːtəʁɪç bʊkstəˈhuːdə]; Danish: Diderich, pronounced [ˈtiðəʁek pukstəˈhuːðə]; c. 1637/39[1] – 9 May 1707) was a Danish-German organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach. Today, Buxtehude is considered one of the most important composers in Germany of the mid-Baroque.[2]

If you want to dig a little deeper, go here: Dietrich Buxtehude Biography

An example of his work from my first installment of Sunday Pipes



About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Dietrich Who?

  1. lulu says:

    On a different subject, what is your daughter’s next step? Has she left Houston?

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    • Ray V. says:

      Megan graduated and has passed her boards. Tomorrow, she should officially find out that she’s been hired by a group of pediatric surgeons that works between Children’s memorial Hermann MC and MD Anderson. Her and Andrew get married at First Presbyterian Church of Houston on February 22nd. Andrew has “Match Day” on March 21st, when he finds out where he will spend his 5- year residency. He is hoping for Memphis or Charlottesville, VA. We shall see. Once they find that out, Megan will begin looking for a job there. The lease on her condo in River Oaks is up in July, I think. . Thanks for asking.


  2. Debra says:

    Pipe organs are so majestic, but I’ve only been to a very few live concerts, and you bring to mind the idea that maybe this year I might prioritize a concert performance. I’d enjoy that. I haven’t heard any organ music in years, not in a church or at a wedding or any of the places where organ music was a staple when I was growing up.

    I have an antique pump organ I’ve been trying to find a home for, and no one wants it. Makes me feel old that it has apparently outlived its value. I remember it in my grandmother’s home and always thought it was so unique.

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  3. Jim Borden says:

    thanks for the background and the video. that music always reminds me of Vincent Price movies… it looks like it must take a lot of practice to master the pipe organ.

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