Braun discusses life and work of Lutheran composer Fritz Otto Reuter

October 11, 2005

MILWAUKEE - Dr. Mark Braun, professor of theology at Wisconsin Lutheran College, will present a discussion on the life and work of Fritz Otto Reuter, early 20th century musician, composer and educator. The presentation will be given at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Historical Institute in the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary chapel in Mequon at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16. Admission is free of charge.

Reuter taught in the Lutheran Free Church of Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1905. He taught at Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, from 1908 until his death in 1924. He is perhaps best known for composing the tune to the hymn "God's Word is Our Great Heritage."

Braun, a member of the Wisconsin Lutheran College faculty since 1987, holds a Ph.D. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. His academic interests include American Lutheranism and Biblical archeology.

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is located at 11831 N. Seminary Dr. 65W in Mequon.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.