In Heaven’s Castle

Trumpets and horns announce the Reformation and a new era in history in this program of Heinrich Schütz, Dietrich Buxtehude and J.S. Bach. The illustrious trio of composers wrote visionary scores that paved the way for a world of new ideas, and the grandiose scale of their music continues to keep us spellbound.

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Martin Luther, Dietrich Buxtehude and Heinrich Schütz

  • Martin Luther Choral Ein feste Burg (A mighty fortress is our God) (~1528)
  • Martin Luther Motet Non moriar sed vitam (I shall not die, but live) (~1530)
  • Hans Leo Hassler Ach weh des Leiden for choir (1601)
  • Michael Praetorius  Terpsichore Suite of dances for orchestra (1612)
  • Heinrich Schütz German Magnificat Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn SWS 494  for double choir (1671)
  • J.S. Bach Cantata Gott der Herrn ist Sonn und Schild BWV 79 (1725)
  • Dietrich Buxtehude Jesu, meines Lebens Leben BuxWV 62 for choir and orchestra (1671)
  • J.S. Bach Cantata Ein feste Burg BWV 80 (A mighty fortress is our God) (1724)
  • Arvo Pärt Da pacem Domine for choir and strings (2004/2006)

Performance Dates & Locations

Friday, October 28 @ 7 pm
Central Lutheran Church

259 W. Wabasha Street
Winona, MN

Saturday, October 29 @ 7:30 pm
Sundin Music Hall

1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN