Hamburg Organists in Lutheran Worship

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195144154
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849369 | DOI:
Hamburg Organists in Lutheran Worship

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The chapter discuses the theological position in vogue within Lutheran circles in the 17th century. This position developed Luther's own view concerning the role of music in the creation and the importance of music in the liturgy of the church and the education of the young. A figure in the establishment of this circle was Hieronymus Praetorius through his organ and vocal and instrumental compositions, as well as his role in codifying the repertoire of liturgical song in the Hamburg churches. The large repertoire of motet intabulations for organ preserved in a variety of sources testifies to the importance of this tradition, not only in Hamburg, but throughout the region.

Keywords: Lutheran circles; music; church; Hieronymus Praetorius; Hamburg; liturgy

Chapter.  8015 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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