Music has always played an essential role in Freemasonry, whether heard in public at the grave of a Brother Mason, during a Masonic dinner, or in the tiled lodge. Hundreds of Masonic Songbooks and Books of Constitutions over three centuries bear witness to the fellowship and harmony that results when brethren make music together.
To inspire and reinvigorate the use of music in North Carolina lodges, Most Worshipful Grand Master Bryant D. Webster and the Grand Lodge of North Carolina formed a Masonic Music Committee in 2016, consisting of seven Masons experienced in music and ritual.
The following downloadable materials represent the first efforts of this committee to encourage the brethren in subordinate lodges to sing the Masonic odes together, as specified in the Bahnson Manual. For each ode, we have prepared:
(Links coming soon)