Sunday Feature is a Documentary programme.
The Rev Lucy Winkett explores the importance of music in Martin Luther's Reformation. The programme opens in the Georgenkirche in Eisenach, where Martin Luther and Bach were both choirboys. Lucy visits Torgau, where the first Lutheran cantor, Johann Walther, set Luther's famous words to music and spearheaded the educational reforms which led to an explosion of choral singing throughout Saxony. The programme ends in Leipzig at the Thomaskirche, where Bach wrote his famous cantatas and other works based on Lutheran liturgy. With specially recorded music from the choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, under the direction of Dr Geoffrey Webber.
Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)
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