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“God’s Capellmeister”: The Proclamation of Scripture in the Music of J. S. Bach

Loewe, Andreas (2011) “God’s Capellmeister”: The Proclamation of Scripture in the Music of J. S. Bach. Pacifica, 24 (2). pp. 141-171. ISSN 1030-570X

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    In his musical retelling of Scripture, Johann Sebastian Bach-was motivated by Martin Luther's insight that the combination of music and message, sermo et vox, was an instrument that could effect profound change of hearts and minds [WA 50: 372, 1]. This article assesses the way in which Bach understood his own calling as one of “God's Capellmeister” in presenting and proclaiming the word of God through music.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Scripture, J. S. Bach, sermo et vox, Martin Luther
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Church History
    A - Humanities, general
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email tmb@ecs.soton.ac.uk
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 11:30
    Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 15:41
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/927

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