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Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV161

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Uploaded by: alanr (09/14/23)
Composer: Buxtehude, Dieterich
Sample Producer: Piotr Grabowski
Sample Set: Alessandria, Mascioni (2010)
Software: Hauptwerk VII
Genre: Baroque
Description:
This is probably one of my top half dozen or so pieces by Buxtehude. I like it with a slow build to the end, but it's often (usually?) kept quite gentle throughout.
There's a theory is that there's a numerological connection to the moon. The bass theme is iterated 28 times in four lots of seven (four lunar weeks making up a lunar month), with short connecting passages to modulate to the new key. Firstly in D minor, then in F major, followed by a minor and finishing up in D minor again.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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