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Music for Passiontide, V — Buxtehude and the Body of Christ

Several years ago, I wrote an article for Touchstone about Membra Jesu Nostri (“The Limbs of Our Jesus”), a work by Dieterich Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707). The article — “Made Clean by His Body” — explained the background to this collection of seven short works based on a medieval poem and designed to encourage meditation on the significance of the suffering of Christ on the Cross.

On this page, I’ve placed the Latin text for this unique work, along with an English translation and an embedded recording.