Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott
Luther and the Music of the Reformation: works by Scheidt, Gesius, M Praetorius, Sieffert, Schein et al
Vox Luminis/Lionel Meunier; Bart Jacobs (organ)
Ricercar RIC153 (2 discs)
Reviewed July 2017
Music played an important part in Lutheran worship. Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Vox Luminis and director Lionel Meunier offer an illuminating exploration of Luther’s hymns and Gospel translations in settings by many of JS Bach’s predecessors. All is warmly performed, and wonderfully presented in a generously illustrated book format.
Audio clip: Selig sind die Toten by Schütz