JS Bach,BWV 80,Coir: Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott;Munchener Chor & Orchester,Karl Richter Bach’s arrangement of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
From Martin Luther: Hymns, Ballads, Chants, Truth page 26-27: A paraphrase of Psalm 12, this hymn was written in 1523, the same time as many of Luther’s other psalm-hymns. It was published in the first Lutheran hymnal, Achtliederbuch, of 1524. Luther’s version of the psalm reflects much of his own experience in the early days [...]
IF GOD WERE NOT BESIDE US NOW – By Martin Luther 1524 From Martin Luther: Hymns, Ballads, Chants, Truth page 17-18: Luther’s friend Justus Jonas in 1524 wrote an eight-stanza paraphrase of Psalm 124. In contrast to the smooth-flowing style of Jonas, Luther also undertook the paraphrasing of the same psalm, his being shorter, more [...]
My favorite excerpt from this writing of Martin Luther is this: “A person who gives this some thought and yet does not regard music as a marvelous creation of God, must be a clodhopper indeed and does not deserve to be called a human being; he should be permitted to hear nothing but the braying [...]
Martin Luther’s Account of His Own Conversion by Martin Luther (1483-1546) The following selection is taken from the Preface to the Complete Edition of Luther’s Latin Writings. It was written by Luther in Wittenberg, 1545. This english edition is availble in Luther’s Works Volume 34, Career of the Reformer IV (St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, [...]
A compilation of quotes by Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 â€“ February 18, 1546). I have NOT cross referenced all quotes with multiple references. (So check them before you use them in your Master’s Thesis). For sourced quotes please refer to wikiquote.org
Ok, so my post title is a little dramatic, but not far from the truth. On August 6th, 1524 Martin Luther writes an open letter to nuns which includes the words: “Though womenfolk are ashamed to admit to this, nevertheless Scripture and experience show that among many thousands there is not a one to whom [...]
Video produced by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Katie Luther: The Morning Star of Wittenberg looks at the life of the woman Katie Luther, the woman who helped 16th century reformer Martin Luther change the course of history. Katarina von Bora Luther (1499-1552).
From the author: This is a german folk song from the 16th century. My singing sucks, I still have to rehearse the accompaniment I developed on the guitar. Singing will be next. Maybe I’ll come up with a better version soon.