A Mighty Fortress #1744
…music in observance of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation.
REGER: Denn der Herr ist freundlich/Ein feste Burg, fr Psalm 100, Op. 106 –International Reger Choir/Gabriel Dessauer, director; Ignace Michiels (1985 Mayer/St. Bonifatius Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Dessauer 2004
Filler – BACH (see above)
Filler – REGER: Psalm 100 (see above)
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther wrote to his bishop, Albert of Mainz, in what Luther viewed as a scholarly objection to several Church practices. He enclosed in his letter a copy of his "Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences", which came to be known as the Ninety-five Theses. Luther’s intention was not to confront the Church, but nontheless, according to legend, on this same day he is said to have tacked a copy of his theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, and Christendom has never been the same.