Ein feste Burg
To all my dear and esteemed Protestant, Reformed, Lutheran friends in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Germany and USA: please kindly consider and enjoy this little ecumenical treat, from a catholic-raised composer:
'Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott'/'A mighty Fortress is our God'
A meditation on Psalm 46 by Martin Luther, also known as the 'Battlehymn of the Reformation'.
Treated here as a fugal variation on the revered chorale melody by M.Luther... also, a modest attempt at polytonality (the fugue is swirling between C minor and C Major mostly, but the Chorale segments are in G Major), as a mean to symbolize the tragic instability of the world, in contrast with the powerful and eternal glory of God, our 'Mighty Fortress'...