Music of Luther's Reformation
Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Program

Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress)
      Chorale Prelude
      Fughette
Text and tune by Martin Luther, c. 1529
      -setting by Johann G. Walther (1684 - 1748)
      -setting by Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)
 
ADVENT
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

(Savior of the Nations, Come)
      1st Variation
      3rd Variation
      
Text by Martin Luther, c. 1524
Tune based on an ancient Latin hymn by St. Ambrose
      -setting by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621)
 
CHRISTMAS
Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her

(From Heaven Above to Earth I Come)
      Chorale
      Fugue
      
Text and tune by Martin Luther, c. 1534/1537
      
      -setting by Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706)
 
PASSION
Christe, du Lamm Gottes

(Christ, Thou Lamb of God)
      Improvisation, Op. 65, No. 46
      
Text and tune by Martin Luther, c. 1528,
based on the Latin Agnus Dei of the liturgy of the mass
      -Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877 - 1933)
 
EASTER
Christ lag in Todesbanden

(Christ Lay in the Bonds of Death)
      from the Orgelbüchlein, BWV 625
      
Text by Martin Luther, c. 1524; tune by Walther/Luther
      
      -setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
 
PENTECOST
Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist

(Come, God Creator, Holy Ghost)
      
Text and tune by Martin Luther, c. 1524,
based on the Latin hymn, Veni Creator Spiritus
      -setting by Russell Schulz-Widmar (b. 1944)
 
Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) Text and tune by Martin Luther, c. 1529
      -setting by Martha Sobaje (b. 1948)



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