The Passion of Our Lord; Seven Devotions Prophecy, History and Song (Classic Reprint)
The Passion of Our Lord; Seven Devotions
Prophecy, History and Song (Classic Reprint)
Opis: The Passion of Our Lord; Seven Devotions - Hoppe W.
Excerpt from The Passion of Our Lord; Seven Devotions: Prophecy, History and Song
The reading of the "Passion of our Lord" during Lent and especially in Holy Week dates back to the early history of the Christian Church. The arrangement of services in liturgical form is of later date. In our Lutheran Church Dr. Ludwig Schoeberlein deserves the credit of having made use of liturgical form for the elaboration of the Passion Story. Various efforts at rendering his work into English have been made. The present effort is not such. Though some features found in Schoeberlein are adhered to, a comparison with his work will show how the compiler has endeavored to prepare a series of services which conforms entirely to that which has been adopted by The United Lutheran Church and is to be found in The Common Service Book.
In the preparation of these services one fact is presumed, the knowledge and the use of The Common Service Book. With the exception of the Prophetic Verses and the Passion Collects every part is taken from The Common Service Book. The page references are always to the Music Edition. In the selection of the hymns care has been taken to have them conform as nearly as possible to the Story which is being read. It has been the aim to make each service as complete a whole as possible.
As to the rendition of these services it is well to remember that it is possible to make their use elaborate and ornate, as well as simple and easy. Material is supplied for the former. But that should not deter any from using them. The hymns are adapted to general use with a few exceptions, and these may readily be omitted. A word further for those who desire to use the services and have not the musical facilities which seem demanded. The opening Versicles and the close of each service are parts of The Vespers and may be used as ordinarily. The Lenten Versicles and the Prophetic Verses may be sung as indicated, they may be read by the pastor alone or responsively with the congregation, or they may be omitted. Other elisions may be made which do not destroy the harmony of the service.
The exquisite beauty of these services will be found in rendering them as indicated. The musical setting of the Versicles and Chants has been prepared by Mr. E. S. Roberts, the organist and choirmaster of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Ga. Mr. Roberts is not a Lutheran, but has caught the spirit of true Lutheran worship. He devoted much time and labor to preparing a harmonization of all the parts so as to make as complete a setting as it is possible to find. The compiler desires to acknowledge the valuable and whole-hearted service of Mr. Roberts in perfecting these services.
Where the full musical setting is used attention is called to a few things. "Amen" to hymns is sung only where indicated. The setting for the Versicles is transposed to the key of the preceding hymn. So throughout the services it will be found that the chants are written in the key or corresponding key of the preceding hymn. These chants have been taken largely from Dr. J. A. Seiss' Church Song, but with few exceptions have been rewritten to suit the place where they are found.
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Szczegóły: The Passion of Our Lord; Seven Devotions - Hoppe W.
Tytuł: The Passion of Our Lord; Seven Devotions
Podtytuł: Prophecy, History and Song (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Hoppe W.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 66