Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
The lifetime of Dietrich Buxtehude spanned the period from 1637-1707. During these seventy years, he came to prominence as one of the foremost organists in Northern Germany, prompting visits from Handel and Mattheson in 1703 as well as the famous trek by Bach in 1705. Buxtehude presently ''ranks as the leading composer in Germany between Heinrich Schutz and J. S. Bach" (Snyder, Buxtehude xv). His organ compositions are commonly found in the repertoire of contemporary organists, though while he lived, many of his works were considered to be avant-garde.
Gardner, EllenJo, "A study of Missa alla brevis (BuxWV 114): A work of learned counterpoint by Dietrich Buxtehude" (1988). Student Work. 2838.