Monday 20 February 2017 7:30PM

The Sixteen; Fretwork; Harry Christophers conductor

Buxtehude and Scheidt


  • The Sixteen
  • Fretwork
  • Harry Christophers conductor

Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, composed in 1680, forms a cycle of seven cantatas addressed to different parts of the crucified Christ’s body.

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have lived with this unique work for many years, exploring its meditations on the saviour’s feet, knees, hands, side, breast, heart and face in concert and on disc.

They are joined by Fretwork for their latest interpretation of music that casts light on the nature of suffering, devotion and spiritual transcendence.

  • Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)
        • Membra Jesu Nostri BuxWV75
  • Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
        • Paduana Dolorosa
        • Courant Dolorosa

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