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Music as Propaganda in the German Reformation (St Andrews by Rebecca Wagner Oettinger

By Rebecca Wagner Oettinger

Over the 1st 4 a long time of the Reformation, enormous quantities of songs written in renowned kinds and set to recognized tunes seemed around the German territories. those polemical songs incorporated satires at the pope or on Martin Luther, ballads retelling old occasions, translations of psalms and musical sermons. They ranged from ditties of 1 strophe to didactic Lieder of 50 or extra. Luther wrote many such songs and this e-book contends that those songs, and the propagandist ballads they encouraged, had a better influence at the German humans than Luther’s writings or his sermons. tune used to be a massive strength of propaganda within the German Reformation. Rebecca Wagner Oettinger examines a big variety of songs and the function they performed in disseminating Luther’s teachings to a mostly non-literate inhabitants, whereas concurrently spreading subversive feedback of Catholicism. those songs shaped an intersection for a number of forces: the cozy familiarity of renowned track, old theories at the energy of tune, the tutorial ideals of sixteenth-century theologians and the necessity for feel of neighborhood and identification in the course of occasions. As Oettinger demonstrates, this tune, whereas in itself basic, offers us with a brand new knowing of what most folk in sixteenth-century Germany knew of the Reformation, how they received their wisdom and the ways that they expressed their perspectives approximately it. With complete info of approximately 2 hundred Lieder from this era supplied within the moment half the ebook, tune as Propaganda within the German Reformation is either a worthwhile research of song as a political and spiritual agent and an invaluable source for destiny research.

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