Masonic music and toasts

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  1. ncm_pkt

    ncm_pkt Registered User

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    Do any Texas Lodges play music in Lodge or outside of Lodge?

    Do any Lodges have songs to sing to brothers who earned the next degree, gained a new officer position, or for any other reason?
     
  2. bro.william

    bro.william Premium Member

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    Not in Texas, but we have an opening and a closing ode at every stated meeting. (Respectively, they are "Hail, Eternal, by whose aid" and "Now the evening shadows closing". We also sing the first verse of "Abide with me" at the entry of the candidate to the 3rd.

    edit: And we also sing to the newly installed WM at the festive board.
     
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  3. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I would venture to guess any T.O. or Observant Lodges do so.
     
  4. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    Several of the Lodges in our district have either an organist or a pianist and they play music before and after lodge opens and also play accompaniment to the National Anthem. There are no specific songs that go with any part of our Blue Lodge Ritual.

    The Grand Lodge has an organist and a soloist and in addition to before and after the opening of Grand Lodge, there are several organ pieces and solos done during Grand Lodge meetings.

    My Lodge has an organ, but no one to play it!
     
  5. CLewey44

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  6. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Speaking to the question internationally, yes, we have "Odes" in the Lodge room accompanied by Organist (which is a lodge position), and in the South (at dinner) we have other songs. Most lodges will have a lodge song- often themed around toasts and "drink to the bonds of friendship" and or to the Craft or Lodge...
     
  7. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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