Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
30th March 2018
Membra Jesu Nostri (English: The Limbs of our Jesus), BuxWV 75, is a cycle of seven cantatas composed by Dieterich Buxtehude in 1680, and dedicated to Gustaf Düben. The full Latin title Membra Jesu nostri patientis sanctissima translates to "The most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus". This work is known as the first Lutheran oratorio.
The main text is divided into seven parts, each addressed to a different part of Christ's crucified body: feet, knees, hands, sides, breast, heart, and face. In each part, biblical words referring to the limbs frame verses of the poem.
- St. Mary's Baroque Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble
- Chelys Consort of Viols
Admission free. Retiring collection
Please note that refreshments will be available before the concert begins, including cold Hot Cross Buns.