Moravian Music Foundation Resources
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Please visit our Research page for more information about doing scholarly research within the unique collections of Moravian Church holdings at the Moravian Music Foundation.
Moravian Music Sunday
Materials for 2017 – (Designated for May 14, 2017)
Moravian Music Sunday is celebrated on the fifth Sunday of Easter, which in 2017 is May 14. Materials designed to assist your worship planning team in the preparation for Moravian Music Sunday are enclosed, and are available for downloading on the Moravian Music Foundation’s web site. (links to pdf files, below)
This year, we take as our theme: 25 Years of Moravian Music Festivals ! In the summer of 2017, Winston-Salem, NC will host the 25th Moravian Music Festival . The suggested order of worship includes hymns and anthems that celebrate how far we have come and identifies some of the music discovered, edited, and premiered at Festivals during the past 67 years.
Liturgy is in final form and may be duplicated at will.
Order of Worship is a suggestion and is not in final form – to receive the file in WORD, please contact email@example.com or call 336-725-0651
- Moravian Music Sunday Pastors Letter 2017 (a letter explaining the details of Moravian Music Sunday)
- Moravian Music Sunday Director of Music letter 2017
- Moravian Music Sunday Order of Worship
- MMF Bulletin Insert 2017 B&W
- MMF Bulletin Insert 2017 Color
- Moravian Music Sunday Music Suggestions, 2017
- Moravian Music Sunday Statement to be Read, 2017
- Moravian Music Sunday Liturgy, ready for copying, 2017
We would appreciate receiving bulletins or reports on what you choose to do for Moravian Music Sunday. What you do may serve as a model for someone else! Many thanks for this, and for all you do to help preserve, celebrate, and cultivate the musical life of Moravians!
Note: If May 14 isn’t a convenient time for you to celebrate Moravian Music Sunday, please do so on any Sunday that works well for your congregation.
Moravian Music Foundation Newsletters
- 2016 * MMF Newsletter 31-1 Winter , MMF Newsletter 31-2/3 Summer , MMF Newsletter 31-4 Fall
- 2015 * MMF Newsletter 30-1 Winter , MMF Newsletter 30 2-3 Summer , MMF Newsletter 30-4 Fall
- 2014 * MMF Newsletter 29-1 , MMF Newsletter 29-2/3 , MMF Newsletter 29-4
- 2013 * MMF Newsletter 28-1 , MMF Newsletter 28-2/3 , MMF Newsletter 28-4
- 2012 * MMF Newsletter 27-1 , MMF Newsletter 27-2/3 , MMF Newsletter 27-4
- 2011 * MMF Newsletter 26-1 , MMF Newsletter 26-2/3 , MMF Newsletter 26-4
- 2010 * Newsletter 25-1 , Newsletter 25-2/3 , Newsletter 25-4
- 2009 * Newsletter 24-1 , Newsletter 24 2/3 , Newsletter 24-4
- 2008 * Newsletter 23-1 , Newsletter 23-2/3 , Newsletter 23-4
- 2007 * Newsletter 22-1 , Newsletter 22-2/3 , Newsletter 22-4
- 2006 * Newsletter 21-2 , Newsletter 21-3 , Newsletter 21-4
- 2005 * Newsletter 20/21-4/1 , Newsletter 20-3 Pullout , Newsletter 20-1 , Newsletter 20-2 , Newsletter 20-3
- 2004 * Newsletter 19-1 , Newsletter 19-2 , Newsletter 19-3 , Newsletter 19-4
- Back issues are available for $2 each. Please send an email for more information.
You may submit concert information, short articles, and job postings to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed in our printed quarterly newsletter. Submission deadlines are:
- December 15 for the Winter issue to be mailed in January
- May 1 for the Spring/Summer issue to be mailed in June
- September 15 for the Fall issue to be mailed in October
Submissions will be approved by the Moravian Music Foundation Director and may be edited. Any changes will be returned for final approval.
ANNUAL REPORT – 2015
Please visit the GemeinKat Online Catalog for information on searching MMF’s Moravian music holdings.
Many of MMF’s holdings may now be searched (as of October 2015) through WorldCat online. The MMF collections database is called GemeinKat and an introduction and explanation is available at this LINK.
The 26th NC Regiment Band – Salem Brass Band MORE INFO
The Moravian Music Foundation is the home of the only known complete set of extant Confederate band books from the Civil War. This set belonged to the musicians of the 26th NC Regiment band, which was made up of Moravian men from Salem, NC. The MMF vault holds part-books from other bands, as well.
Irving Lowens Tune Book Collection
The MMF vault is home to hundreds of original tune books, from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century.
The Temperance Lyre, The Southern Harp, Musical Bouquet, Singing Bird of Progressive Music Reader, Sabbath Bells, The Continental Harmony, The Psalm Singer’s Amusement, and the Juvenile Minstrel.
Some Individual Collection Catalogs in print form (these lists are static)
- Theodore Liley Clemens Collection
- Ernst Immanuel Erbe Collection – Coming soon!
- Rev. Francis Florentine Hagen Collection – Coming soon!
- Charles Frederick Kurth, Jr. Collection
- Irving Lowens Tune Book Collection – Coming soon!
- Bernard J. Pfohl Collection – Coming soon!
- Margaret Vardell Sandresky Collection
- Charles G. Vardell Collection – Coming soon!
- 20th Century Collection – Coming soon!
- Salem Congregation Collection – Available for sale on our Books page
- Lititz Congregation Collection – Available for sale on our Books page
- Johannes Herbst Collection – Available for sale on our Books page
Please visit our Research page for more information about doing scholarly research within these unique collections at the Moravian Music Foundation.
Published Moravian Vocal Music: A Catalog (August 2002 edition)
This catalog provides listing for Moravian vocal music published in the twentieth century in America. For each entry the following information is included: Composer name and dates; English title; German title; year of publication; publisher’s catalog number; suggestions for use; voice parts; instrumental parts; editor; in-print status; source of text; translator; and comments.
The Music Lending Libraries of the Northern and Southern Provinces can be found HERE.
Concordance to the Moravian Book of Worship
The Concordance to the Moravian Book of Worship indexes every hymn in the Moravian Book of Worship, the official hymnal of the Moravian Church in America, published in 1995 by the Interprovincial Board of Publications and Communications.
Band Book Lists
Full lists of the tunes in both the GREEN and BLUE band books: by Tune Name and by Hymn Name . These lists also include which key the tune is in, and what page the tune appears in the blue 1995 Moravian Book of Worship, as well as the older Red and Black editions of the Moravian hymnal. Many thanks to Jill Bruckart for these lists!
Band Books for sale from MMF WEBSITE
Odes, Orders of Service, Bulletins, Programs, etc.
Resources for the 550th Anniversary of the Moravian Church may be found HERE.
Moravian and Music websites of interest – LINKS
Moravian Music 101
Moravian Music 101 — long form – this can be presented to a class, civic group, or just read for your own enjoyment! Music examples can be included from one of our “sampler” CD’s or any recordings of Moravian music you have at hand.
Moravian Music 101 – short form – designed for a “moment for mission” in your congregation.
Moravian Music 101 – VIDEO on YouTube, Nola R Knouse, lecturer
Moravian Music Worship Resource Manual — a useful tool for music planning during the church year
Music in the Temple
An interesting look at various aspects of worship and music in ancient Israel may be found at Howard Cox, Music in the Temple
Find MMF Photo Galleries HERE.