Reformation Sunday

Reflections on "Ein' Feste Burg" Zeitler (The remaining music supplied by bagpipes.) The 'Reformation' was about reforming much more than theology: Martin Luther (1483–1546) introduced quite a number of non-theological reforms as well (e.g. priests could marry). Many of his reforms fall under the general category of reducing the gap between the "1%" (the nobility…

Grieg, & Bach in the Slammer

“Morning Mood” (from Peer Gynt) Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Passacalio Biagio Marini (1594-1663) Concerto in C Prince Johann Ernst (1696-1715) Our prelude was composed by Edvard Grieg, a Norwegian composer who whose youthful triumphs so boosted national morale that the Norwegian government awarded him a state pension in 1874—at age twenty-nine. “Morning Mood”, one of his…