By Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene (get free updates of new posts here)
Yesterday in our harmony lesson with Victoria we analyzed the hymn setting Wondrous Love.
It doesn't have any accidentals next to the clef and ends on the D minor chord. That's why it's not a D minor key but Dorian mode with raised 6th scale degree.
It turns out that Dorian mode was still common in Bach's time. You might remember his Dorian Toccata:
By the way, here's Vidas' video about the ancient modes I thought you'll enjoy watching:
Demonstration of the Diatonic Modes (Vidas Pinkevicius)
Let me know if this helps.
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