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Music Sourcebook for Lent and the Three Days

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 3:23:15 PM by Augsburg Fortress in Assembly Song, in Choral Techniques and Repertoire, in lent, in Planning, in three days, in Uncategorized

In 2006, with the publication of Evangelical Lutheran Worship, a trajectory of worship renewal that had begun generations earlier and had already become quite clear with Lutheran Book of Worship (1978) continues. Among the primary markers of this path are a renewed emphasis on the sacraments in general and baptism in particular; encouragement of shared leadership in worship, including prominent roles for laypeople; the recognition that music in worship—and especially song—needs to belong at heart to the worshiping assembly; and a recovery of the Three Days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter as the very center of the church's year. These last two points, particularly, find expression in this collection of music for Lent and the Three Days.

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