Secular or Sacred: Selected Popular Elements in Organ Music Part II
Korndörfer, Jens, The American Organist
Part I of this article appeared in the June 2012 issue.
POPULAR ELEMENTS IN ORGAN MUSIC
The chorale took a central place in the church of Luther's Reformation, being elevated to liturgical status. On the one hand, it provided "the congregation, united through the act of singing, [with an opportunity to] participate [in the service] by responding to the spoken word of the pastor, proclaiming the Gospel and expressing the joy of faith and the praise of God."1 On the other hand, the chorale also played a pedagogical role as part of a new popular culture, intended "to give the young [ . . . ] something to wean them away from love-ballads and carnal verses, …
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Publication information: Article title: Secular or Sacred: Selected Popular Elements in Organ Music Part II. Contributors: Korndörfer, Jens - Author. Magazine title: The American Organist. Volume: 46. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2012. Page number: 50+. © American Guild of Organists Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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