Religion: Lutheran Liturgists

In the "Question Box" in the February

American Lutheran:

Dear Sir: . . . My organist insists upon dragging his fingers over four or five keys, like an upward run, at least twice in each hymn stanza. He will not play the harmony as is, but manufactures harmonies of his own, with many fancy chromatic chords. His harmony is always thin, and lacking the power of the original as given in the hymn book. . . . He uses his tremolo too much, and drives everybody nearly to tears by his abuse of...

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