A Brief History of Sacred Music Until the Protestant Reformation

Music in the Old Testament Religion and art have been closely connected ever since the beginning of the world. God has a keen artistic sense. On each of the six days of creation, He approved what He Himself had done. He saw that everything was good, that everything was beautiful. Nature, mankind, and the Creator […]

Music in the Protestant Reformation: From Luther to Today

Scripture bids Christians to be “speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). How? The verse explains that it’s by having “the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.” Thus we will be fortified not only to speak […]

Hymnology: from Luther to Bach

  The Reformation initiated by Martin Luther in 1517 transformed the religious understanding of his time and the understanding of the relationship between the human being and the Creator. The concept of religious change influenced the various facets of the human experience, both in the political and ecclesiastical dimension of his time. Music, poetry and […]

Musical Principles of the Protestant Reformation

The year 2017 is marked by tributes and celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Five centuries have passed since that momentous and historic Wednesday, October 31, 1517, when a brave and intrepid Augustinian monk, Martín Luther, the greatest hero of the Reformation, affixed with nails on the door of the Church of […]

Music and the Reformation: historical context

  In the divine prophetic scheme, the time of the end would be preceded by a period of 1260 years of dense spiritual and moral darkness, commanded by Satan through the church of Rome and the system that directs it: the papacy. During the Middle Ages, the political strength of the Roman church knew no […]