Friday, October 5, 2012

What a deal I have for you....

You won’t find a better opportunity to acquaint yourself with the hymns and songs of Martin Luther than this.
Concordia Publishing House’s set called, Martin Luther: Hymns, Ballads, Chants, Truth is available in MP3 download format at Amazon for only $5.49.

This set features 39 pieces composed by Luther, interspersed with some of his spoken quotes about the Divine gift of music to encourage our faith and express our worship. I bought this a few years ago and have enjoyed it immensely.

The blurb at CPH says:
This monumental recording project presents, for the first time, a complete recording of all the hymns, ballads, and chants composed or authored by Martin Luther. This four-CD set provides numerous vocal and instrumental settings combining Renaissance, Baroque, and modern instruments.
Many hymns are preceded by preludes composed by significant historic and contemporary composers. All texts are sung in English by a choral ensemble noted for vocal clarity. Historic narrative is provided, quoting Martin Luther concerning music, worship, and liturgy.
The CD retails for $44.95 (on sale now for $34.95 unless I am mistaken), so this is a great deal. If you click the link above, you’ll be taken directly to Amazon’s page for this recording.

HT to the Internet Monk for pointing this out!

1 comment:

Mark Beitz said...

I also highly recommend "Martin Luther - Hymns, Ballads, Chants, Truth". The vocal clarity that proclaims the saving messages Luther put to song are a joy for ears.

Other excellent CPH recordings are also available for $5.49 in MP3 format. The vocal clarity to proclaim the true Gospel heard in "Martin Luther: continues in
- "Heirs of the Reformation: Treasures of the Singing Church." 4 CD set. Christ-centered theology from Reformation era hymns in delightful settings. Even after my 20+ playings of this set, I continue to find either a new found appreciation of what Christ has done to save me or reflection musical
- "We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God." Stephen Starke's hymns leave no doubt on a message that Christ came to save us sinners from death. Much like the hymns in the recordings above, it would be my prayer that we sing many of these hymns for generations to come to teach the true faith.