Complete Buxtehude-1

To Celebrate the 300th Anniversary of His Death 

The Complete Works for Organ of


Dietrich Buxtehude


Christ Church Anglican Cathedral

Montreal, Quebec


Corner of rue Ste-Catherine and rue University

McGill Metro


June 2-30, 2007

Patrick Wedd, Organ


  Johannes Voorhut:  Domestic Music Scene, 1674    

This is the only known likeness of Dietrich Buxtehude.  He is to the right of center leaning on his elbow.

 Click on the appropriate underlined entries for recital programmes, more information and to hear recorded music.


The Recital Series


Saturday, June 2, 2007:  5:00 pm

Sunday, June 3, 2007:  1:00 pm


Saturday, June 9, 2007: 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 10, 2007:  1:00 pm


Saturday, June 16, 2007:  5:00 pm

Sunday, June 17, 2007:  1:00 pm


Saturday, June 23, 2007: 5:00 pm


Saturday, June 30, 2007: 5:00 pm



Learn about Dietrich Buxtehude's life and work.


Important dates in Buxtehude's life.



  The Free Imperial city of Lübeck (1641) where Buxtehude lived from 1668 to his death in 1707





Marienkirche in Lübeck (1906) where Buxtehude was organist




On Saturday, July 14, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, at 9:00 pm ($20/$15), les Voix baroques and les Voix humaines under the direction of Christopher Jackson are performing Buxtehude's seven passion cantatas on the parts of Christ's body, Membra Jesu NostriRead about the work in Wikipedia and listen to three of the cantatas from the recent recording made by les Voix baroques.


Hear and see Gustav Leonhardt play Buxtehude's Prelude in G Minor on the Schonat organ of the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.


A different approach to the Prelude in G Minor played on the Rieger organ of the Christuskirche in Munich.


Hear and see Bernard Foccroulle play Buxtehude's Toccata in D Minor on the Schnitger organ in the Ludgerikirche in Norden, Germany. Foccroulle studied with Bernard Lagacé.


Hear and see Karl-Bernardin Kropf play Buxtehude’s Prelude in D Major, BuxWV 139, on the Arp Schnitger organ at Neuenfelde, Germany.


Hear and see Mats Hultkvist play Buxtehude’s Toccata in F Major on the organ of St. Mary’s Church in Helsingborg, Sweden, the birthplace of the composer.  At the time of Buxtehude’s birth, Helsingborg was part of Denmark.  Buxtehude’s first name was originally spelled "Diderich" in Danish.


Hear and see Ian Howell, countertenor, sing an excerpt from Buxtehude's Jubilate Deo.


Listen to a full hour-long program from Minnesota PBS of Buxtehude's organ music.


Listen to Buxtehude's Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne, BuxWV 137.  Follow the score and read a commentary during the piece.  (Shockwave required - freedownload)


Buxtehude’s organ in the Marienkirche