Nancy M Raabe

Lutheran Pastor
Author, Composer

Madison, Wisconsin

Young Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Valpo chapel
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University
October 2017
Preaching About Luther on Reformation 500
Raabe Prize info
The ALCM Raabe Prize


Rev Nancy M Raabe

Ordained as ELCA Pastor  1.13.2018

     Service folder    Nancy's Stole

Installed at Holy Trinity  1.28.2018



Duke University Chapel -- Christmas 2019

Savior of the Nations, Come   First piece in program

Arr. Nancy M Raabe   From Augsburg Chorale Book  VIDEO

Augsburg Fortress   Catalog 9781506426303  (2017) 

Institute for Liturgical Studies

Featured Composer, Valparaiso University, Institute for Liturgical Studies, providing music for the baptism liturgy (2018)   Intro   

Bach Cantata Vespers

Guest Preacher, Reformation Sunday, Bach Cantata Vespers Series, Grace Lutheran, River Forest IL, God is Our Sun and Shield (2018)  read it

Music for Life Passages

Augsburg Fortress   Catalog 9781506447643   (2018)

Accessible pieces for use in funerals and services of healing.

Growth in Righteousness

SATB choir, piano   VIDEO

Augsburg Fortress   Catalog 9781506445632  (2017) 

A powerful setting of a Martin Luther text about the Christian's spiritual journey.

Springtime Birds are Singing, Singing

Choristers Guild catalog CGA1447   Listen

An Easter anthem for unison choir and piano, with a youthful melody and a historic text.  Suitable for choirs of any age. 

Grace and Peace Vol 8: Lament and Longing

Augsburg Fortress catalog  97815064143679

New perspectives on familiar hymns about the walk from lament to hope.  Many opportunities for the musician to explore and express lament, hope, and praise.

Carl F Schalk: A Life in Song     EXCERPTS

Concordia catalog 992276

A critical biography of the leading authority on Lutheran church music.  Filled with quotes, anecdotes, and observations about the hymns and worship life of the church.


At Your Altars

Hope Publishing catalog 8607

A collection of chants and refrains for use in worship.


The Magi Who to Bethlehem Did Go

MorningStar Music catalog 50-9934        Listen

A spirited setting of the Puerto Rican carol for piano, two-part choir and solo voice.  May be sung in English and/or Spanish.

Foot-Friendly Preludes

Augsburg Fortress catalog    9781451479539 

Accessible collection for organists, with easy pedal notation.  For a variety of days and occasions in the church year.


One-Minute Devotions for the Church Musician Cycle A, B, C

MorningStar Music catalog 90-47   REVIEWS

Reflections on the week's scripture readings -- most useful as choir devotionals or as the musician's personal devotions.


Only Through Faith  VIDEO

Northwestern Publishing  OL-286112E   

A new hymn for Reformation or any other celebration of the church and its ministries.  Based on the "Three Solas" of the Reformation.  Great for choir, congregation, or both.





Madison WI



Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Marshall WI


Video  YouTube -- Sermons, Services

Blog  Pastor Raabe's Reflections

Nancy's books at Amazon.

A story about Nancy's position at Holy Trinity, and one about her online materials provided during the health lock-in.

Nancy gave the judicial invocation of a newly appointed Circuit Judge in Rock County WI.

A story about Nancy and her books and music in the Milton WI Courier.

listing of commissioned works by Bill and Nancy Raabe, and her remarks about patronage of church music at the Good Shepherd Institute.

Nancy Raabe discusses how she created her composition The Fullness of God.

Raabe -- Carl Schalk, A Life in Song

Nancy and William Raabe, January 2018

January 2018
Nancy's Ordination featured Kantor Linda Kempke of Cleveland