Informational & Educational Series
Interesting facts and stories from our Moravian musical heritage.
Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
For this first dispatch, I’m highlighting an item from the Irving Lowens Collection, a significant, yet lesser-known collection housed here at the Archie K. Davis Center in Winston-Salem. Found in this collection are several editions of The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, a four-shape tune book that was originally published in 1835. Our oldest edition dates to 1846 and marks one of many reprints and editions over the years.