Missa Brevis (Dietrich Buxtehude)

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Complete work

  • (Posted 2015-06-28)  CPDL #35917:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2015-06-28).  Score information: A4, 30 pages, 2.44 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scan of 1928 Bärenreiter Edition.
  • (Posted 2014-01-31)  CPDL #31154:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: Kurt Pages (submitted 2014-01-31).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 287 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: New edition with basso continuo part according to the facsimiles of the manuscript parts from the Duben Collection, Uppsala. The values of the notes were kept, the original C clefs of the soprano II, alto and tenor parts are transformed into G clefs.
  • (Posted 2009-01-01)  CPDL #18698:  Network.png
Editor: Shigekazu Nimura (submitted 2009-01-01).   Score information: A4, 20 pages, 405 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Kyrie and Gloria with basso continuo part.

Individual movements

  • (Posted 2002-02-23)  CPDL #03280:   
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2002-02-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Kyrie only, no accompaniment.
  • (Posted 2002-02-23)  CPDL #03279:   
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2002-02-23).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Gloria only, no accompaniment.

General Information


This work has been misattributed.
See notes for details and correct composer below.

Title: Missa alla brevis, BuxWV 114
Composer: Dietrich Buxtehude

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMass

Languages: Greek, Latin
Instruments: A cappella or Basso continuo

First published:
Description: The ms. source is dated to c. 1675. The attribution to Buxtehude has sometimes been challenged, though it is accepted in Dieterich Buxtehude: The Collected Works, ed. K.J. Snyder, C. Wolff and others.

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Original text and translations

For information, refer to the Mass page. For texts and translations, see the individual pages: