About Concordia

What's New

November 10,  2017

Catch up on what's been accomplished and learn more about the Center for Church Music's new initiatives!

Calov Bible Facsimile Donated to the Center

As a part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Uitgeverij Van Wijnen, a publisher in the Netherlands, has produced a remarkable facsimile edition of the Bach Calov Bible and has donated a copy (valued at over $6,000) to the Center.  You can read about the amazing history of this project on their website http://www.bachbijbel.nl/english/the-history/. Thank you, Dingeman van Wijnen!

Digital Initiative 

  • Stage 3---the final 1/3---of the Schalk American Lutheran Hymnal Collection is being digitized and coded by hymnary.org at Calvin College. When completed, those links will be added to the online index of the collection.
  • The digitizing of many Paul Manz private recordings is making progress thanks to the meticulous work of David Trembly.  We will soon have many new, never before heard publicly recordings posted within his manuscript index on the website.
  • CUC student and Center intern, Jessica Wilson, continues the scanning of the original manuscripts of Walter Pelz.


*Several new composer manuscript indices have been posted recently including those of Carl Schalk, Jary Vajda, Walter Pelz, Ralph Schultz, John Eggert, Don Busarow, and Hollis Thoms.

  • Download and read devotions based on the hymn of the week (posted every week!
  • Robin Leaver's presentation at Lectures last month will soon be posted in the "Conversations" feature.

Print Publications

* The next publication will be Elizabeth Urtel's paper on the original hymnody of Anna Hoppe.


* Schalk Scholar Sam Eatherton, a church musician at Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas TX and a DMA student at Baylor under the tutelage of David Music, had a recent article on Lutheran Sunday school songbooks published in The Hymn and presented on a similar topic this fall at a conference in Uppsala, Finland.