Singing a (new) Moravian Song! Music Foundation Seeks New Moravian Music
While Moravians are known for their rich musical heritage that dates back hundreds of years, there is also great new music being written that continues that tradition.
The Moravian Music Foundation has begun a process for gathering up this new music for possible publication and sharing. The Foundation is inviting submission for a collection of newly-written Moravian songs and hymns for consideration.
While we rejoice that many of our congregations are already using a wide variety of newer songs for worship, we do not plan to publish a collection of pieces which are available elsewhere — instead, this is our opportunity to make available the songs and hymns that Moravians have written within the past few years and are writing now. Songs included in the collection will be those judged most appropriate for congregational use.
With the help of the Provincial Elders Conferences of both Northern and Southern Provinces, a committee has been formed to guide this project to completion, projected for Summer 2013. The collection may also include some brief responsive or meditative readings and prayers; we invite you to submit these as well. These works should also be your own composition, not something which is readily available in other publications.
This collection will be available in both paper and electronic formats, to allow the greatest flexibility and usefulness.
We don’t yet know how big the collection will be. We do know, however, that a lot of Moravians are writing new songs and hymns, and we will carefully and prayerfully consider each submission.
We invite you to send your songs and hymns to: New Song Book, c/o Moravian Music Foundation, 457 S. Church Street, Winston- Salem, NC; or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may send words only; music only; words and music together; or audio files. In order to be considered for the collection, all songs should be received by July 31, 2012 — so start writing!
For more information about the Moravian Music Foundation, visit www.moravianmusic.org