The Chorale

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The chorale was Martin Luther's important contribution to church music. Featuring strong rhythmic tunes and vernacular texts, the early chorales were songs for all worshiping people to sing. Since the Reformation, a long line of hymn writers, especially in Germany and Scandinavia, has contributed to this genre, leaving behind one of the richest bodies of music in the Christian church.

Martin Luther

Although more than five hundred years have passed since the birth of Martin Luther in 1483,...


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