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Desprez: Douleur me bat, De Profundis Clamavi, Pater Noster, Victimae Pascali Laudes - Christ Lag in Todesbanden, Victimae Pascali Laudes
Ludwig Senfl: De Profundis Clamavi
Balduin Hoyoul: Unser Vater in den Himmeln
Anonymous: Verleih uns Frieden
Various Composers
Luther, The Noble Art of Music / Utopia
Etcetera Records
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Price £13.99
• Utopia and Inalto

• In a letter of 4 October 1530 to the chapel-master of the Bavarian court Ludwig Senfl (c. 1488/89–1543), Martin Luther famously proclaimed that, “I plainly judge and do not hesitate to affirm that except for theology, there is no art that could be put on the same level with music”. This position stands in stark contrast to some of his reformer contemporaries, who, disturbed by music’s power to affect the soul, all but banned it from the Church. Luther, on the other-hand, sought to capitalize on the qualities that music possessed in order to advance his reforms. For him, music was a powerful tool for private meditation and diversion, for strengthening communal ties, for spreading his message, and for public representation. Though Luther’s words stand almost 500 years distance from us today, the present recording shows that they retain their validty across the centuries.
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