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News 2016: (US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.47: Reformation" (09 Apr 2016)

Contributed by admin on Apr 10, 2016

"Since 2017 will mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation,  we consider it’s impact on music. And having recently presented a lecture-recital on psalm settings as the soundtrack of the Reformation, we muse about the ubiquitous fashion of psalm arrangements for lute solo and for voice and lute ...

... We know the Reformation gained momentum and prevailed, largely due to the efforts of Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) and Huldreich Zwingli (1484 – 1531), both of whom were known to be lutenists. Luther was more realistic and characteristically sanguine regarding the role of music" ...

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