The third piece in Dietrich Buxtehude’s Ihr lieben Christen, fret much nun, a chorus for SSATB. It is in 3/2 time, with a half note at 84/minute. The pieces below are in that tempo. It isn’t terribly fast, but you have to keep going; the phrases will be a little longer than you expect them to be! The pieces are recorded a cappella. There is orchestral accompaniment, but for all entrances, the chorus must “lead the way,” so count. I did include the little instrumental coda at the end of the piece. Presumably we stay motionless until it ends.
First sopranos emphasized