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Abendmusik

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Aaron – Aniconism

Volume 1
Editor(s): Hans-Josef Klauck, Volker Leppin, Bernard McGinn, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, New York) 2012

The German notion of Abendmusik (Evening Music) refers to concerts in the Marienkirche in Lübeck conducted by Dietrich Buxtehude in the 17th century and continuing throughout the 18th century. Possibly originating from organ entertainments for traders, they developed into performances of biblical oratorios extended over five Sundays around the end of the church year and Advent.…

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