What is the Reformation and Why is it so Important to Sacred Music?

Luther at the Diet of Worms, by Anton von Werner, 1877

from The Concise Guide to Western Music, Barbara Russano Hanning (Professor of Music, The City College and Graduate Center, CUNY) The Reformation began as a theological dispute that was set in motion by Martin Luther in 1517 and mushroomed into a rebellion against the authority of the Catholic Church and the spiritual leadership of Rome, […]