Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75

Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75

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Total playing time [70:17]

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The Chapel Choir of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Orpheus Britannicus
Newe Vialles
Andrew Arthur (director)

Following their ICMA award-nominated first album on Resonus, period ensemble Orpheus Britannicus, with director Andrew Arthur, joins with The Chapel Choir of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and viol consort Newe Vialles for an compelling new recording of Buxtehude’s seminal and ground-breaking cycle of cantatas Membra Jesu nostri.

With a distinguished lineup of soloists complementing this magnum opus, Arthur and his musicians give a gripping account of one of the most significant of early-Baroque oratorios.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'The abiding, altogether involving impression is one of utter sincerity and refined, fluid finesse.'

- Classical Ear (5 stars)

'The abiding, altogether involving impression is one of utter sincerity and refined, fluid finesse.'
Classical Ear (5 stars)

'[...] the cycle is beautifully interpreted with style, phrasing, dynamics and precise tuning in Werckmeister temperament'
Choir & Organ (5 stars)

'[...] compelling instrumental contributions from Newe Vialles and Orpheus Britannicus - the latter's vocal consort eloquently shouldering the arias' various solos and expressively calculated ensembles'
BBC Music Magazine

'There is such wonderful variety of mood and expression in this pioneering work, and we should be glad that it has received such skilled and musical a treatment. If you want a recording to complement a six-voice performance, I recommend this CD wholeheartedly; and in its own right it is a fine advertisement for this director and his college choir.'
Early Music Review

'The Chapel Choir of Trinity Hall being on excellent form and the five vocal soloists of Orpheus Britannicus serving to lift the performance even higher.'
MusicWeb International

'This substantial composition gets a stunning new presentation in this release'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10238
Producer: Andrew Arthur
Engineer & Editor: Paul Crichton
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791455
Cover image: Prawny (pixabay.com)
Release date: 1 March 2019