Born: c. 1637 in Oldesloe, Denmark
Died: Monday, May 9, 1707 in Lübeck, Germany
Nation of Origin: Denmark
Organ and choral works
Chamber and orchestral works
Chorale Preludes and other works for the Lutheran Church
More than 20 cantatas including Membra Jesu Nostri
J. S. Bach was sufficiently in awe of Buxtehude to walk 200 miles from Arnstadt to hear Buxtehude play the organ. Buxtehude's organ works and trio sonatas were particularly influential on the music of J. S. Bach.
Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455
Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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