Sacred Music & Art

Hymns as poems: Why read the words without the music? Here are some good reasons! Link Here

“Awake, Harp & Lyre” Concert

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The complete Awake, Harp & Lyre concert (June 15, 2019 at Redeemer) featuring music by Bach, Handel, Mozart, and others, performed by soprano Adria Jackson and harpist Jacquie McNulty.

A Guide to Music in Worship

Lutheran Music, by Reverend David Jackson

Lutheran Hymn Quiz

Luther’s Hymns in LSB

Why Certain Hymn Texts Endure

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Law and Gospel, Herzogliches Museum, Gotha, Germany
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Law and Gospel, Herzogliches Museum, Gotha, Germany

Articles on Church Art:

A Defense of Beauty: Lutherans and Church Art

Cranach and Luther

Early Church Architecture
The earliest Lutheran churches took a variety of forms, yet all display a commitment to the gathering, the centrality of Sacramental life — Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper — and the authority of Scripture.


Cranach Digital Archive

About Redeemer’s Organ

The organ at Redeemer Lutheran, installed in 2013, was built by Rodgers Instruments Corporation of Hillsboro, Oregon. It is the Infinity Model 361, spanning various tonal genres that provide extraordinary musical expressiveness and versatility. A phalanx of 12 speakers (including four subwoofers) is installed in the sanctuary that work together to produce dimensional sound along the same paths that would be followed by natural pipe organ sounds. There are three manuals with a significant stop selection augmented with hundreds of additional stop library voices.  It is possible to perform various periods and style of organ repertoire with accurate authenticity using this model of organ. 

Organ Specifications

– 3 Manuals (Drawknob Console)
– 59 Primary Stops (Can be augmented to a total of 376 voices)
– Chimes and Zimbelstern
– 19 Couplers; 8 MIDI Controls
– 25 Divisional Pistons; 12 General Pistons; 24 Configurable Toe Pistons
– 99 Levels of Memory per Piston
– 2 Expression Shoes; 1 Crescendo Shoe
– 4 Main Tremulants

Organ Disposition (Engraved Stops)
GREAT (Manual II) SWELL (Manual III)
Montre 16′ Bourdon Amabile 16′
Principal 8′ Diapason 8′
Harmonic Flute 8′ Bourdon 8′
Chimney Flute 8′ Flute Celeste 8′
Gemshorn 8′ Viole Celeste 8′
Octave 4′ Prestant 4′
Spitzflöte 4′ Traverse Flute 4′
Quinte 2 2/3′ Nazard 2 2/3′
Superoctave 2′ Octavin 2′
Fourniture V 1 1/3′ Tierce 1 3/5′
Trompete 8′ Chorus Mixture IV
Double Trumpet 16′
Trumpet 8′
Hautbois 8′
Clarion 4′
Erzähler 16′ Principal Bass 32′
Montre 8′ Contra Bourdon 32′
Gedeckt 8′ Contra Bass 16′
Erzähler Celeste 8′ Subbass 16′
Principal 4′ Bourdon Amabile 16′
Koppelflöte 4′ Violone 16′
Cornet III Octave 8′
Klein Octave 2′ Violoncello 8′
Larigot 1 1/3′ Gedackt Bass 8′
Rauschwerke IV Choral Bass 4′
Cromorne 8′ Mixture IV 2 2/3′
Tuba Imperial 8′ Contra Bombarde 32′
Bombarde 16′
Trompete 8′
Clarion 4′
SOLO (Floating)
Corno Di Bassetto 16′
Flauto Mirabilis 8′
Trompete/Chamade 8′
French Horn 8′
English Horn 8′
Orchestral Flute 4′