Martin Luther - Duetsche Messe

Martin Luther

Martin Luther - Duetsche Messe
1526
[Line-cut facsimile]

This copy of Martin Luther's Duetsche Messe is a line-cut reproduction of the Michael Lotter edition. In response to demands for a liturgy in German, and collaborating with the composer Johann Walther on the music, in early 1526 Luther published this important work. This German mass was not intended to be a replacement for his 1523 Latin mass, but merely an alternative that would appeal especially to the "simple people." In this publication, Luther set forth his famous precepts for the order and performance of the Mass in the German language.