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  • The Music of the Moravian Church in America
    Copyright 2008, edited by Nola Reed Knouse This book places Moravian music in cultural and religious context and demonstrates the varied roles that music played in one of America's most distinctive ethno-cultural populations. The chapters examine sacred and secular works, both vocal and instrumental. Preface by the Rev. Nola Reed Knouse, Ph.D., Director of the Moravian Music Foundation
  • Moravian Book of Worship
    The "Blue" Moravian Hymnal in hard cover.
  • Sing to the Lord a New Song: A New Moravian Songbook
    Sing to the Lord a New Song: A New Moravian Songbook celebrates the musical gifts of today's Moravian Church in North America. Spiral bound, with laminated full-color cover; 6" x 9"; 148 pages.
  • New Release (2016). First republished by MMF in 1957. In 1873, Rufus Grider published his Historical Notes to capture the musical life of Bethlehem, from the beginning to the 1870's. Reprinted in 2016 by the Moravian Music Foundation and the Moravian Historical Society (Nazareth, PA) in honor of the 275th Anniversary of Bethlehem.

  • The 1784 Choralbuch by Christian Gregor is a landmark in Moravian music and history. Along with the Gesangbuch (hymnal) of 1778, the Choralbuch has shaped Moravian hymn-singing for more than two hundred years. The tunes in this facsimile edition are those compiled, edited, and newly-composed by Gregor (1723-1801) for use in Moravian worship, completing the codifying work begun thirty years earlier by Johann Daniel Grimm. Since many Moravian anthems include allusions to, or literal transcriptions of, hymn tunes, this is an invaluable resource for scholars of Moravian vocal music. This facsimile publication was first printed in 1984, two hundred years after its initial publication. It includes an extended introduction by Martha Asti, with a summary of Moravian history and church music, Gregor’s life, and a brief history of Moravian hymnody. Also included are Gregor’s original introduction, which was written as advice primarily for organists accompanying congregational song, in a clear and accurate translation by Karl Kroeger; and a study of sources for the Moravian tunes in the Choralbuch prepared by James Boeringer. This 2016 reprint includes a newly-prepared index of common tune names for many tunes included in the book, prepared by Barbara Strauss. (For instance, someone looking for SLEEPERS WAKE will find it referenced as tune 230 in the Choralbuch.) The tunes in the Choralbuch are notated with soprano and bass parts along with figured bass, with the soprano part in soprano clef (not the modern treble clef).
  • Companion to the Moravian Book of Worship
    By Albert Frank Two years of research into the stories and history of hymn texts and tunes has gone into this book, with new information unearthed and new research undertaken to solve some of the unanswered questions of Moravian hymnology and liturgics.
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    Distinctiveness of Moravian Culture
    Essays and Documents in Moravian History
  • Hussite Bell Ringers
    By Thomas Haupert
  • Johannes Herbst Collection
  • Johnny Reb Band from Salem
    By Harry Hall The 288-page paperback is a revised edition of a book originally published in 1963. Illustrated, indexed, softcover. Published by  the Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources.
  • Lititz Congregation Collection
    Catalog, edited by Robert Steelman, 1981
  • Moravian Advent and Christmas Hymns
    Book with CD