Patrick is currently on vacation and Donald Hunt, the assistant organist, would like as much as possible during Choral Eucharist and Evensong this coming Sunday, September 9, (the demands of Anglican liturgy notwithstanding) to create an atmosphere similar to that experienced on any given Sunday in Lübeck in St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche) when Buxtehude was organist and "werkmeister."
Read about Dietrich Buxtehude and listen to some of his music (a recent addition is Montreal's Suzie LeBlanc [BNQ] singing Jesu Meine Freude, BuxWV 60, [Sonata & Verse I, Verses II-VII] in an ensemble with the Purcell Quartet [BNQ]). Click for BNQ availability.
Read about Abendmusik: In 1705, J.S. Bach, then a young man twenty years old, walked from Arnstadt to Lübeck, a distance of more than 400 kilometers, and stayed nearly three months to hear the Abendmusik, meet the pre-eminent Lübeck organist, hear him play, and as Bach explained "to comprehend one thing and another about his art(Wikipedia)."
A revised edition of Kerala J. Snyder, Dieterich Buxtehude: Organist in Lübeck, has been published by the University of Rochester Press, May 2007, and is located in the Marvin Duchow Music Library of McGill University. Click for availability.