Gustav Düben the Elder served as chapel master at the royal court in Sweden in the 17th century. He was an avid collector of music manuscripts; the collection that bears his name contains about 2300 pieces. We'll sample some of these rarely-heard gems, by composers like Schmelzer, Carissimi, Caterina Giani, and Dieterich Buxtehude.

  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata a 5 in D minor. Performed by Acronym.
  • Giacomo Carissimi: Doleo et pœnitet me. Performed by Acronym.
  • Caterina Giani Liebster: Jesu, trautes Leben. Performed by Acronym & Helene Brunet, soprano.
  • Johann Jacob Löwe: Sonata a 6 in E-flat major. Performed by Acronym.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: O Fröhliche Stunden. Performed by Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor & La Fenice.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Jesu meines Lebens Leben. Performed by Vox Luminis & Ensemble Masques.
  • Andreas Kirchhoff: Sonata a 6 in G minor. Performed by Acronym.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri: Ad Genua. Performed by Cantus Cölln.
  • Dieterich Buxtehud: Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab. Performed by Hans-Jörg Mammel, tenor & La Fenice.
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