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Early Lutheran Masters

Released 2017

In March 2017, the Choir recorded a new album of rarely heard masterworks by Reformation-influenced composers. This album showcases the National Lutheran Choir with Baroque-period instruments and soloists interpreting J.S. Bach’s passionate Cantata #80—based on Martin Luther’s hymn A Mighty Fortress—and works by other early Lutheran masters Johann Walter, Michael Praetorius, Johannes Eccard, Melchior Franck, Herman Schein, and Heinrich Schütz. This album is a must-have for any Renaissance and Baroque choral fan, and a fantastic album to add to your collection.