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Beckenhorst Press, 2016

A new arrangement of EIN FESTE BURG, for the 500th anniversary (2017) of the Reformation. The setting opens and closes with the blows of Luther’s hammer ringing through history; the piece itself works its way through Luther’s original Renaissance setting, Bach’s famous harmonization, and more modern treatment which nevertheless draws from Luther’s original melody and rhythms. Suitable for worship or concert settings, while never becoming unnecessarily difficult.

Scored for organ and SATB choir with optional congregation. Optional available accompaniments available for piano (compatible with any of the other options), or brass and percussion, or full orchestra. An accompaniment CD recording is also available (organ/brass/percussion version).

Also available for SSAA or TTBB choirs.

 

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