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In 2007 we have commemorated the tercentenary of the death of Dietrich Buxtehude. Buxtehude was born fifty years after Schütz and fifty years before Bach and is therefore the link between the founder and the cantor of German baroque music.

He was the most respected and influential composer of his day. The young Handel visited him in 1703. In 1705 the young Bach walked 300 kilometres to hear his music. Buxtehude wrote a great many vocal and instrumental compositions. His work raised the North German organ school to new heights and influenced Bach’s organ music. He is known for his highly imaginative use of an extremely wide range of musical forms and he managed to achieve virtuosity and drama in a quite exceptional way.

Eric Sleichim: artistic direction, concept, transcriptions and arrangements
Bart Bouckaert: rehearsal director
Luc Schaltin: light design
Jan Moeyaert: research

BL!NDMAN [sax]
Koen Maas: soprano saxophone
Roeland Vanhoorne: alto saxophone
Piet Rebel: tenor sax
Raf Minten: baritone sax

BL!NDMAN [vox]
Griet De Geyter: soprano
Sarah Abrams: 2nd soprano
Gunther Vandeven: countertenor
Kevin Skelton: tenor
Tiemo Wang: bass

Brecht Beuselinck: stage manager and lighting


Heinrich Schütz: Cantate Domino Canticum Novum – SWV 81
Dietrich Buxtehude: Das neuegebor’ne Kindelein – BuxWV 13
Dietrich Buxtehude: Missa Brevis – BuxWV 114
Dietrich Buxtehude: Jesu, komm, mein Trost und Lachen – BuxWV 58
Dietrich Buxtehude: Fried und Freudenreiche – BuxWV 76
Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, meine Freude – BWV 227


17 Feb
St Petrus- & Pauluskerk (org.CC Belgica)
Dendermonde (BE)
30 Apr
Heizwerk (Thüringer Bachwochen)
Erfurt (DE)
22 Nov
Antwerpen (BE)
25 Sep
Aalst (BE)
04 Sep
Sint Pieter en Pauwelkerk
Mol (BE)
15 Feb
Kerk van Winterslag
Genk (BE)
06 Jan
Fredeganduskerk (org. Wintervuur Festival)
Antwerpen (BE)
05 Jan
Frankfurt (DE)
28 Sep
L'Abbaye aux Dames
Saintes (FR)
27 Sep
Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Montierne
Poitiers (FR)
21 Jul
MDR Musiksommer- Divi Blasii Kirche
Mühlhausen (DE)
13 Feb
BOZAR (org. Kaaitheater) (première)
Brussel - Bruxelles (BE)