Mozart and Masonry by Paul Nettl

By Paul Nettl

Speculative Masonry used to be pervasive in eighteenth century society, while Mozart (a Freemason) composed The Magic Flute.

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B-j~. " This collection also contains a poem by Blumauer set to music by Sarti, whose Masonic status, however, is uncertain. Three more songs from this period were performed on July 24, 1785, at the St. John's festival of the lodge "Zu den drei Feuern" (three fires) in Vienna. " The is entitled "For the collection for the poor," and the third second is for the closing of the lodge ("Our chain is warm harmony"). The composer of these Benda, a member of the lodge in Altenburg, the image of true, songs was Georg but at that time a The three songs are entitled "The St.

And two marches for several instruments. One of the latter was transcribed for clavecin by Michel Corrette, and the flutist Blavet arranged the Marche de la grande Loge de la Magonnerie for two flutes. As in Anglo-Saxon Masonry, great importance was attached to the marches played at French lodge meetings. Henri- Joseph Taskin (1779-1852) composed several marches as well as other Masonic music. In France, as in Austria, it 40 was customary to perform can- and Louis Nicola Clerambault (1676-1749) composed such a work, Les Francsmagons, in 1743.

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