Sem offers DVD course on Lutheran music

The Good Shepherd Institute of Pastoral Theology and Sacred Music at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., has released an 80-minute sem-dvd.jpgDVD course on the history of Lutheran congregational song called “Singing the Faith — Living the Lutheran Musical Heritage.”

The DVD, which includes Dolby Surround Stereo, may be viewed in four 20-minute segments or as a “play all” video.  Designed for pastors and church musicians, the course includes a 32-page teachers guide and reproducible handouts.

The course is taught by:

  • Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown, assistant professor of church history at Boston University’s School of Theology.

  • Kevin J. Hildebrand, associate kantor, and Dr. Richard C. Resch, kantor and associate professor of pastoral ministry and missions, at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

  • Dr. Martin Jean, professor of organ and director of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.

  • Dr. Robin Leaver, professor of sacred music at Westminister Choir College in Princeton, N.J.

  • Dr. Carl F. Schalk, distinguished professor of music emeritus at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.

  • Rev. Stephen P. Starke, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Bay City, Mich.

  • Dr. Daniel Zager, associate dean of the Sibley Music Library and associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

The DVD features congregational singing in a number of settings, as well as performances by Dr. Martin Jean; the Bach Vesper Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York, with Rick Erickson as cantor; and Craig Cramer from the University of Notre Dame.

The DVD package (item no. 99-2260) is available for $24.95 from the seminary’s bookstore in Fort Wayne and Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis.  To order from CPH, call (800) 325-3040 or visit its Web site at www.cph.org.  (Price quoted does not include shipping.)

Proceeds from the sale of the DVD will benefit the Good Shepherd Institute of Pastoral Theology and Sacred Music.

Posted May 15, 2008

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