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BL!NDMAN plays BUXTEHUDE

[hybrid] + [sax]

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

Programme

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

Agenda

2012
17 Feb
St Petrus- & Pauluskerk (org.CC Belgica)
Dendermonde (BE)
2011
30 Apr
Heizwerk (Thüringer Bachwochen)
Erfurt (DE)
2009
22 Nov
Amuz
Antwerpen (BE)
25 Sep
Jezuïetenkapel
Aalst (BE)
04 Sep
Sint Pieter en Pauwelkerk
Mol (BE)
2008
15 Feb
Kerk van Winterslag
Genk (BE)
06 Jan
Fredeganduskerk (org. Wintervuur Festival)
Antwerpen (BE)
05 Jan
Mousonturm
Frankfurt (DE)
2007
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)