Martin Luther’s Deutsche Messe of 1526
February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
MARTIN LUTHER’S DEUTSCHE MESSE OF 1526
Incorporating elements by Polish/Ukrainian Composer Marcin Leopolita (also Marcin from Lviv, ca. 1540-1589)
ERIC RICE, conductor
While Martin Luther’s liturgical reforms ultimately led to a liturgy that is very distinct from the Catholic Mass, his early reforms are an interesting hybrid of German chorales and Latin Mass sections. Ensemble Origo performs a reconstructed German service according to Luther’s suggestions but also employing polyphony by Marcin Leopolita, who was born in Lviv, studied in Poland, and was active in Ukraine until his death in Lviv in 1589.
General Admission $25
UIA Members free