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Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism Choir, Congregation and Three Centuries of Conflict$
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Joseph Herl

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195365849

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365849.001.0001

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Performance Practice

Performance Practice

(p.152) CHAPTER 9 Performance Practice
Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism Choir, Congregation and Three Centuries of Conflict

Joseph Herl

Oxford University Press

This chapter covers various topics in the congregational performance of hymns: size of the repertoire, selection of hymns, number of stanzas sung, hymns de tempore, new hymns (including Calvinist psalms used in Lutheran churches), leadership of singing, hymn boards, women and hymn singing, quality of singing, singing in parts, tempo, and the abuse of hymns.

Keywords:   hymns de tempore, Calvinist psalms, hymn boards, singing quality, singing in parts, tempo, hymn abuse

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