Mahrenholz, Christhard [Christian Reinhard ]
- Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht
[Christian Reinhard ]
(b Adelebsen, nr Göttingen, Aug 11, 1900; d Hanover, March 15, 1980). German theologian and musicologist. He studied the piano, the organ and the cello before taking a degree in theology and musicology with Ludwig, Schering and Abert at the universities of Göttingen and Leipzig (from 1918). In 1923 he took the doctorate with a dissertation on Scheidt. While working as a pastor and head of the administration department of the Landeskirchenamt, Hanover (1930–65), he established his reputation as a highly respected church music scholar through his teaching and many publications. He was a lecturer at Göttingen University, where he was made honorary professor in 1946 and awarded an honorary doctorate in 1948, and was co-editor of the journal Musik und Kirche (from 1929), the music collection Handbuch der deutschen evangelischen Kirchenmusik (1933–74), the multi-volume history of church music Handbuch zum evangelischen Kirchengesang...