Divine Service Setting 2

Divine Service Setting 2

Earlier this year, we had some sessions to practice the music of the liturgy for LSB Divine Service Setting 2. This November, we will begin to use that setting for some Communion services. For All Saints’ Day observance on Nov. 3rd we will use “This is the...
Lutheran Heritage Chorales – June 4th

Lutheran Heritage Chorales – June 4th

Today’s Lutheran Heritage Chorale is our opening hymn, “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord.” The tune and first verse were written in Germany a full century before the Reformation. Luther loved this hymn so much that he claimed, in characteristic hyperbole, “The hymn...
Lutheran Heritage Chorales – June 4th

Lutheran Heritage Chorals – May 28th

Rather than featuring a Lutheran chorale from the 16th century today, we are highlighting the fact that early Lutherans did not abandon the Latin language but continued to sing many of the great Latin hymns of the church in cities and larger towns where Latin was...
Lutheran Heritage Chorales – June 4th

Lutheran Heritage Chorales – Mar. 30th

In the middle of the 11th century a chant, Victimae paschali, was written to beautify the Easter celebration of the church. The text is in our hymnal as “Christians to the Paschal Victim” (Hymn 460). This chant has fired the imaginations of musicians for almost 1,000...
Lutheran Heritage Chorales – June 4th

Lutheran Heritage Chorales – Apr. 23rd

The chorale featured in today’s organ prelude and postlude (and offering at 11:00) is “Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Who Overcame Death.” The words and very likely the melody of this Easter hymn were written by Martin Luther himself in the style of a Leise, ending with...