Psalm 48:1, 12-13 from Cheryl on Vimeo.
"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" from Cheryl on Vimeo.
"Salvation Unto Us Has Come" - Stanzas 2 & 3 from Cheryl on Vimeo.
"Salvation Unto Us Has Come" - Stanza 6 (Setting by J. S. Bach) from Cheryl on Vimeo.
And for those w/o the time or inclination to go to the Vimeo links for all the info on these settings, I'll just go ahead and proudly say: "Yes, they are all published by Liturgy Soluuuuuuuutions." :) Stephen R. Johnson wrote the Gradual, Jeffrey Blersh wrote the stanza on AMF, and the "false misleading dream" stanza of "Salvation Unto Us" was something I wrote for the children's choir at Trinity-Peoria back in the 90's that I went ahead and made available at LS as well. The Bach stanza is one of the few classical pieces we have on our site: I took one of his chorale settings, transposed it to the LSB key, and then added the LSB text. OK. The shameless commerical is now over. Back to your regular blogramming. ;)
But...my machine won't play the Gradual. Got the other videos just fine, but not the Gradual. And talk about your whiners...I learned A Mighty Fortress in the ELCA, with a different tune. I still, after 17 years, can't get past that. It just sounds odd in the LCMS. OK. One more whine. I would prefer to sing the verse you assigned to the choir; I like slapping The Guy in Red in the face as often as possible!!
Oh dear, Melody--then I guess you would really not like the Walter Pelz version, which gives the stanza in question entirely to the organ--no singing at all. But man, is it an awesome organ interpretation. You can totally hear the devils doing their best to devour us, but by the end the world's prince is judged, one little high, pure organ stop felling him. It's stunning.And as for the meter, think about it this way: the original version is like a dance. So we're dancing on Satan's grave!
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