Dresdner Kreuzchor: "Es kommt ein Schiff geladen" (Max Reger)

"Es kommt ein Schiff, geladen" (A laden ship is coming ), is a rather beautiful medieval Advent chorale and Marian hymn ascribed to Johannes Tauler (c.1300-1361). I believe it originated in the Strasbourg region – certainly that’s where the first manuscript containing it is from. Like many such hymns  (another example is "Maria durch ein…

Dieterich Buxtehude (±1637-1707): Herren, vår Gud

This is one of the only two Swedish texted works by Buxtehude to have survived (I wrote about the other one at the start of September, see Dieterich Buxtehude (±1637-1707): Att du Jesu vill mig höra | Saturday Chorale – mfi). The text of Herren, vår Gud (The Lord Our God) is a poetic paraphrasis…