Dieterich Buxtehude: Missa brevis

Dieterich Buxtehude

Missa brevis

BuxWV 114


In the tradition of Protestant missa brevis compositions, the music of this Mass was written in the so-called stile antico” following 16th-century models and known as Palestrina style. The surviving copy, in the Düben Collection, dates from 1675. Buxtehude adopted the strict form of the “stile antico,” contrapuntal polyphony without instrumental accompaniment for various compositions of the same period, including Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin BuxWV 76, written on the death of his father. The Missa brevis consists of the Kyrie and Gloria of the Ordinarium, so it is a “Lutheran Mass”; in 17th-century Protestant services these sections of the Mass were sung in Latin.

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full score

24 pages, DIN A4, paperback
EUR10,95 / copies

choral score

16 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR4,20 / copies
Available from 20 copies
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from 40 copies 3,78 EUR
from 60 copies 3,36 EUR

individual part, basso continuo

4 pages, 23 x 32 cm, without cover
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