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Commissioned by the Concordia Choir and Sinfonietta of Concordia University Irvine

(Dr Michael Busch and Dr Jef Held, conductors), to the glory of God, and
in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God


For SAIB Choir, Organ, optional Brass Sextet and Percussion, or optional Orchestral Accompaniment*

Martin Luther, c.1527 EIN'FESTE BURG


Tr. Frederick Hedge, 1852 Ananged by DAN FORREST
Alt. tr. from Lutheran Service Book, I 978 (ASCAP)

Slowly, boldly J = ca. E0

f eUy cue-size notes only if not using percussion or piano)

I 1ro'* r21

Moderato, with great confidence J = ca. 96-100


Baritone SOLO /or TB unis; Tenor I may omit)
marc al o (Renai s s anc e danc e fe el)

A might - y For - tress is- our God, a bul - wark nev - er fail -
**A might - y For - tress is- our God, a trust - y Shield and Wea-

Our help - er He, a - mid- the


He helps us free frorn ev - 'ry

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marcato (Renais s ance dance feel)


SAunis. mf (Cue-sized notes arefor alternate text)

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For still-ow- an - cient foe Now
r
seeks to work us
The old- e - vil foe I Now means dead - ly

woe; His wrath and pow'r are And armed with cru ;
woe; Deep guile and great Are his dread arms in
marc ato (Renais s anc e danc e fee l)
-
TBunis. nf

(Orsan should play choirb


notds, whichevbr tbxt is used)
Poco pili mosso J = ca. 86

rour_ fr=J tv
weln own strength con fide, our striv - ing would be
strength of ours_ can match- His might! We would be lost. re -
-

Poco piri mosso J = ca. 86

(If congregation does


not sing, SopranoII
may join alto melody)

----/
Were not the right- Man
But now a cham - pion

our- side- the Man of God's owrr


to Jight, whom God Him - self e
-
ask who that- may Christ
ask who this - may The
z,_\

Je - sus, it- is Lord Sab-a-othHis-


Lord of hosts - l's Christ Je - sils, might - y-
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521"'---/

-"--V
from age to age the stune, and
Godb on-ly Son, a - dored. He
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l-l
BP2t01-7
With great intensity J = ca. 100-104

He must win the


l'--'/ \y
bat tle.
holds the field vic tor ious
/i
rit.

\y With great intensity J = ca. 100-104


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fr \y
t' (r.0, continue with 16')

And though this


unis. p legato, distant
Though d"ur;/j3^ i

A might-y for-tress God. oh


A might-y for-tress God. oh

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unis.

t'---

- en - do-
--.J/

world, with fil1ed, should threat to un


all the All ea - ger to de - vour_
-

un-do
de - vour
cresc. poco a poco

U.
lls, We will not
us, We trem - ble
cresc. poco a poco

We
We trem - ble
cresc. poco a poco

is our God. Will not


,J OUr God. Trem - ble
cresc. poco a poco

for - tress is our


for - tress ,s our

willed His truth tri - umph through-


- for God- hath
fear, to
not,- un - moved- we stand; They can - not o-ver-pow'r-
cresc,

willed His truth tri - umph through-


- for God- hath
fear, to
not,- un - moved- we stand; They can - not o - ver-pow'r-
cresc.

fear, for God hath willed His truth to tri - umph through
not, un - moved we stand; They can - not o - ver-pow'r
cresc. .-->

fear. for God hath willed His truth to tri - umph through-
not. un - moved we stand; They can - not o - ver-pow'r-
f SAuni* SlowerJ=ca.86

The prince of dark-ness


Let this world's tv - rant
SlowerJ=ca.86

sub. cttp

We trem - ble not for him:- his rage we can en


In bat - tle we'll en - gage. His might rs doomed to
sub.mlp
unis.
- -

we hem - ble not for him;


in bat - tle we'll en - gage.

cresc. poco a poco

\----/
dure,- for lo, his doom is sure.-
judg-ment must pre - vail!-
-G
-
fail; God's tle
cresc. poco a poco

rage we can en - dwe, doom is sure, One lit - tle


might is doomed to foil, must pre - vail! One lit - tle
Quickly )=ca.l32
t
w6rd shall
word sub

l---i--.
ql.

- Quickly )=ca,.l32

A bit slower, triumphantly ) = ca'. 124

A bit slower, triumphantly ) = ca.124


Full organ ,/--

ff r-.
11 ilt 1'|\ |\t
1'4 1'h
94r:'
(+32')
1ff unis. (+ optional congregation)

That Worda-bove-all earth - ly


God's Word .for - ev - er shall- a -

ffw*.

pow'rs, no thanks to them,


bide, No thanks to foes,

eth; The Spir - it


it; For God Hirn
unis.
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(Cue-sized notes are for alternate text)

and- the gifts axe ours through Him who


self- fights by- our side with wea - pons
-

etn.
V
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it.

molto legato
mf unis.

Let goods and kin - dred


Were they to take our

(organ mav add chimes to


matruals, Ad hb., if available)

e J )

f1
.a-
flJ

ll8 u ll9 u
V-=----/'
this mor - tal life al
Goods, hon - or child, or
f

vVV 122 a

so. The bod - y they may


spouse, Though ltfe be wrenched a -

.o.

(-chimes)

God's trutha-bid-eth
They can - not win the
--h Quickly )=ct.l32

ev er!
ev er!

Quickly J=ca,.l32

u-=-__--l 1383.
(16', opt. 32')

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^^J ^J Jhi 4 L
a tempo (stagger breathing, or cut of on downbeat of n. 151)

ffi;ry3
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? l49a l50u
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Molto Maestoso J = ca. 100

Molto Maestoso J = ca. 100