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Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism: Choir, Congregation, and Three Centuries of Conflict Hardcover – July 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0195154399 ISBN-10: 0195154398 Edition: n Third printing

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  • Hardcover: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; n Third printing edition (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195154398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195154399
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.3 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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"For specialists in Lutheran music, the extensive appendices, which include information on hymn sources, translations of select writings, tabulations regarding choral performances versus congregational singing, and the liturgy as discussed in local Kirchenordnungen, should provide substantial scholarly resources." -- Renaissance Quarterly


"Joseph Herl has done a masterful job of assembling and analyzing sources that relate to choral and congregational singing in Lutheran churches of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (with some coverage of the nineteenth century). Herl has searched out both the primary and secondary sources, read them with discrimination, brought together a wide array of relevant detail, and analyzed it very carefully. He has made a welcome addition to the literature, partially by giving so many sources, but also by pulling them together in a well-researched manner with clarity and context." -- Notes


"He [Herl] has approached his work not only with the historian's eye for detail and amusing anecdotes, but with a profound understanding of the theology that underlies Lutheran liturgy...In short, Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism is a must read book for Lutheran liturgists and musicians alike, and for anyone else who wants 'the rest of the story.'"--Cross Accent


"Herl has searched out both the primary and secondary sources, read them with discrimination, brought together a wide array of relevant detail, and analyzed it very carefully. He has made a welcome addition to the literature, partially by giving so many sources, but also by pulling them together in a well-researched manner with clarity and context.... What we have here is a responsible and welcome addition to the conversation, with a large supply of source materials to help get at it."--Notes


"A concise, engaging examination of the history of music in the Lutheran Church from the beginning of the Reformation through the 19th century. Highly recommended."--Choice


"It will, no doubt, remain the definitive study on this subject for many years to come." --The Hymn


"In his rigour and energy Herl sets a standard for further work on later periods, or on other strands of Lutheran sacred music." --Early Music


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Joseph Herl is assistant Professor of Music at Concordia University, where he teaches courses in music history, music theory, and church music. He has also published compositions for choir and organ.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David P. Schultz on October 21, 2004
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This book reviews the worship of the first two centuries of the German Lutheran Churches. Using visitation records, Herl looks at what the actual worship services looked like and sounded like. This book covers, not only what the service orders were like, but also how they were used by the congregations, and how the laity of those congregations responded to these services. Herl sees the first centuries as ones of great change, with the slow adoption of hymns and hymnals, but also how those centuries were marked by conflict, with lay choirs gradually giving way to congregational singing (which singing was...well, not always good). Also, the changes from Latin to German, and the changes with the introduction of the organ are covered.

I enjoyed this book, often reading parts of it aloud to my wife (who was not always as thrilled as I was), and depressed by parts of it (as liturgical Lutheran worship was not always well received). I learned a great deal more about the history of my church by reading this book. I recommend it to all pastors and laity interested in scholarly work on worship, church music, and the results of the German reformation.
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For theologians or serious lay-people, this is a very interesting study of the use of congregational versus choir singing in early Lutheran liturgy. Many of the issues that were important and controversial during this period (1500s-1700s) still resonate today for Lutheran congregations, choirs, and clergy. This book provides some insight on the origin of current controversies regarding music in the Lutheran church. From the book, the amount of congregational singing in Lutheran churches in the early years varied a lot. Many congregations were reluctant to sing in church (Luther himself was less than satisfied with congregational participation in singing), while some congregations welcomed a larger musical role versus the choir.

The first "hymnals" were pamphlets published independently by printers in various areas of Germany. They contained usually the words only, but sometimes also the musical notation, to the fairly small number of Lutheran hymns that had been written for the Lutheran church up to that time. Churches did not purchase and provide hymnals early on. People bought them individually and some brought them to church. The pamphlets gained more and more hymns over the years as Lutheran hymnody enlarged.

The early Lutheran choirs were mostly choirboys who were students at the local church school. These choirboys were often taught new hymns, as the hymns were produced, in school. Then they were used to teach the new hymns to the congregations. Even choir singing was mostly unison early on. As choirs were given more music with parts singing, men joined the choirs to provide the lower parts.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Kouri on December 15, 2009
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Scholarly, informative and addressing an eminently practical issue in the first 300 years of Lutheranism. We can learn from history. The issue of liturgy, hymns, and music styles for Church is still very current.
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