The influence of Lutheran church musician, organist and composer Paul Manz, 88, spreads far beyond the Lutheran world. We learn why in The Journey Was Chosen: The Life and Work of Paul Manz by Scott M. Hyslop (MorningStar Music Publishers, 2007). A former Manz student, Hyslop is music director of St. Lorenz , a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregation in Frankenmuth, Mich.
Forewords are by Martin E. Marty, ELCA pastor and prominent interpreter of religion and culture, and John Ferguson, choral composer and professor of organ and church music at St. Olaf College , Northfield, Minn.
The book contains three parts: a biography, studies of Manz’s work, and reflections—both personal and professional. Some of the musical discussion is fairly technical.
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