Missa brevis (BuxWV 114)
Buxtehude Missa brevis (BuxWV 114) for Mixed choir SSATB and Basso continuo
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) was organist of the St Marien church in Lübeck from 1668 until his death. He wrote many works for specific secular occasions, feasts and celebrations etc. and although his positon did not require him to compose vocal music he left over 120 vocal works in a wide range of scorings, style and length. Almost all texts are sacred and scorings vary from a single voice with instrument to nine voices with several instruments and continuo.
The Missa brevis is written in the "Stile antico" following 16th century models and consists of the Kyrie and Gloria of the Ordinarium.