And let me just state up front my opinion that it does not need a new [tune]. Honestly, I sometimes wonder at the audacity we have to have to think we can improve on a tune that martyrs and saints have sung for 500 years. A tune that has galvanized Protestants together in the truths of scripture, that people have sung while burning at the stake, and while waiting for the guillotine to drop. Has it needed our help to last that long, or do we just refashion it or dumb it down to make it somehow valid for use today? I mean, really.
You can hear this lecture and all four of the lectures here:
- Session 1: "Music, Singing, & the Protestant Reformation"
- Session 2: "Martin Luther & Reformation Hymnody"
- Session 3: "John Calvin & the Recovery of Psalm Singing"
- Session 4: "Hymnody in a Post-Hymnody World"
[HT: David Strain]