Heirs of the Reformation (CD)
This stunning follow-up to the best-selling Martin Luther: Hymns, Ballads, Chants, Truth showcases Lutheran music of the generations immediately following Luther’s time. Using choir, soloists, modern instruments, and historical instruments, this varied collection includes well-loved hymns, some Lutheran gems, and modern settings of old favorites. With contributors including Gerhardt, Hammerschmidt, Praetorius, Bach, Schuetz, Hildebrand, Gerike, Sedio, Busarow, and Schalk, among many others, these powerful texts and moving musical settings are sure to provide something meaningful for every heir of the Reformation. 4 CDs. 45 tracks. Total Time: 3 hrs, 47 mins.
“Heirs of the Reformation is nothing if not ambitious. Over forty chorales (dating from the time of Luther to German high Orthodoxy) are set by an encyclopedic list of cantors spanning the centuries, from Praetorius and Scheidt to Robert Buckley Farlee and Kevin Hildebrand. The dedicated vocal performances are backed by a kaleidoscopic variety of instrumentation, ranging from organ, brass and woodwinds to the period ensemble Musik Ekklesia. Kudos go to recording consultants Henry Gerike, Peter Reske, and Philip Spray; they and all the performers involved have produced not only a fine reference work, but a richly devotional listening experience.”
—GraceNotes (June/July 2009)
High praises for Heirs of the Reformation. Read a review by Karl Osterland from Cross Accent: Journal of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.
|Collection Content||CD1; 1. Awake, My Heart, with Gladness; 2. A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth; 3. O Jesus So Sweet, O Jesus So Mild; 4. Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus; 5. Born Is a Child / We Praise You, Jesus; 6. Oh, Be Joyful in the Lord; 7. If God Himself Be for Me; 8. Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness; 9. In You, Lord, I Have Put My Trust; 10. Sing Your Psalms (Psallite); 11. When in the Hour of Deepest Need; 12. Lord, Let at Last Thine Angels Come; CD2; 1. O Lord, How Shall I Meet You; 2. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light; 3. Now Thank We All Our God; 4. Woman, Why Weepest Thou; 5. O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright; 6. Alleluia! O Rejoice, Ye Christians, Loudly; 7. What God Ordains Is Always Good; 8. The Quempas Carol; 9. Glory to God in the Highest; 10. From God Can Nothing Move Me; 11. Now Rest beneath Night's Shadow; CD3; 1. In Thee Is Gladness; 2. Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode; 3. All My Heart This Night Rejoices; 4. Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying; 5. Salvation Now to Us Has Come; 6. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; 7. O Holy Jesus; 8. O Beloved Shepherds; 9. Evening and Morning; 10. If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee; 11. Jesu, My Heart's Treasure; CD4; 1. Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me; 2. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded; 3. Today Is Risen Christ the Lord; 4. Christians, to the Paschal Victim; 5. Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good; 6. And Mary Said to the Angel; 7. Now Sing We, Now Rejoice; 8. My Soul, Now Bless Thy Maker; 9. Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart; 10. Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me; 11. Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide;|