Martin Luther said, "Music is an outstanding gift of God and next to theology." The Lutheran Church has a history of liturgical worship. A structure to worship is one of the defining attributes of Lutheran worship forms. Music forms an integral part of the liturgical form of worship and is used in conjunction with the worship service as well as with hymns. Martin Luther was a composer as well as a reformer and wrote a number of well known hymns such as A Mighty Fortress is Our God. The Lutheran church has quite rightly been called the "singing church".

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Bach and Dürer: Passion Music and Imagery
Series of woodcuts matched with selections from the St. Matthew Passion. Includes scenes from late in the life of Christ, his suffering, death, burial.
Bach: Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor
Theological connotations of the piece from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I with an analysis and performance in Shockwave format. From Sojourn by Timothy A. Smith.
Evangelical Church Music
Links to biographies of composers of early Lutheran religious music, including hymns, chorales, motets, and masses. From the Here of a Sunday Morning radio program.
Lift Up Your Hearts
Worship and spirituality site of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Includes many Revised Common Lectionary resources, over 1,850 links and 300 documents.
Lutheran Summer Music
A national youth music festival, held each summer on a different Lutheran college campus. Includes program information, registration forms, financial aid, contacts, and links.
O Come, Let Us Worship
A study in liturgics and hymnody presented to the 78th Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
Paradigms of Praise
Carl Schalk studies the relationship between the Christian Church and its music with special emphasis on Luther and the Lutheran Church.
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