Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tom Gordon to Document Moravian Music

Labrador Inuit have developed a rich collection of traditional Moravian music over the last couple centuries.

Many of them were taught to sing in the choir and play stringed instruments, brass instruments and the organ.

Over the years, this practice has been disappearing quickly.

There have been many people looking for ways to preserve the tradition.

Tom Gordon is one of these people.

He’s a professor at the Memorial University’s Music Department in St. John’s.

Gordon has studied traditional Labrador Moravian music for the better part of this decade.

He is working on a project now that involves researching, collecting and documenting the music.

The first phase of the project involves Gordon travelling to Labrador to meet with the people involved in Moravian music.

This is scheduled for the end of this month.

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