Buxtehude: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet, BuxWV 5

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    1. Composer: Dieterich Buxtehude
    2. Format: Vocal Score
    3. Instrumentation (this edition): Soprano, Organ Reduction
    4. Originally for: Soprano, Orchestra
    5. Work Languages: English, German
    6. ISMN: 979-000711109-0
    7. Size: 8.3 x 11.7 inches
    8. Pages: 8
    9. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Buxtehude's numerous vocal compositions which was written for performance in the Lübeck Marienkirche, are stylistically quite varied. The cantata "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet" is a concerto for solo soprano, with a text taken from the Gospel of St. John. The text employs the principle of dialog as a musical competition between individual instruments or between instruments and the voice, with the inclusion of virtuoso passages.