005, part 2, The Pod-estant Reformation: the hymns

A bit more about some of the hymns that have ties to Martin Luther and the Lutheran tradition found in the Hymnal 1982. You may even want a hymnal to follow along with our show notes here: http://www.riteandmusical.org/2017/10/005-part-2-pod-estant-reformation-hymns.html


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  • Luther’s “Gloria in excelsis” is found at Hymn 421: “All glory be to God on high”
  • Three hymns based on Hymn 55
    • Hymns 132, 143, 297 - Erhalt uns her
    • Hymn 54 - Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
    • Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich - it’s not in the hymnal, but this text is attributed to Martin Luther. You may know the Mendelssohn setting of this text
  • Hymn 319 - Gott sei gelobet - words by Martin Luther
  • Hymn 688: “A mighty fortress is our God” - a paraphrase of Psalm 46 - words and music by Martin Luther
  • Hymn 151: “From deepest woe I cry to thee” - Aus tiefer not - a paraphrase of Psalm 130
  • The King of Chorales: Hymn 61: “‘Sleepers wake!’ a voice astounds us” - Wachet auf. (The famous Bach chorale prelude is BWV 645 if you’re keeping score at home)
  • The Queen of Chorales: Hymns 496/497: “How bright appears the morning star” - Wie schön leuchtet

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