NOTE:
The following material was scanned from Luke Eastman’s 1818 book, “Masonik Melodies;” from the collection of Lilynne Helen Davis, Past Grand Organist, Washington Order of the Eastern Star; Worthy Matron of Laurel Chapter, Black Diamond, Washington (2004 – 2006). The pages of the original book displayed their true age, including wormholes and cross-page print bleeding. Hence, the adjustments in the scanning settings forced a compromise in the original quality. Lilynne is a talented pianist and singer, who distinguishes herself by playing for a large number of Masonic events, including Master Masons’ Installations; thus her familiarity, devotion and following of the music of the Master Mason’s antiquity. It should be appreciated that Freemasonry composes a unique culture, which embodies all of the arts – including Masonic music.

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the Eastern Star art and 'reser(ing i 'ortant Masonic art for s! usic are included in this section. the general thought was that the Order of the Eastern Star had no historic usic of its own! Suffice it to say that such a notion was seriously ista"en# as Ro$ert Macoy included uni%ue Eastern Star usic in his &Ado'ti(e Rite!) That wor" also included uni%ue Eastern Star artwor". which should ha(e sur(i(ed the *+00s# $ut so ehow failed! .EASTERN STAR ADDENDUM As of the year 2000.arold 3oorhis 0*10*2! 4n any e(ent.i(en that the odern Eastern Star ritual $orrowed hea(ily fro that wor". one written $y /illis Engle 0*+112 and another $y .owe(er. in the interest of . it should also $e noted that the Order of the Eastern Star also see s to ha(e also lost trac" of two great history $oo"s on the origins and e(olution of the Order. it is sur'rising that the usic and art wasn-t also $rought forward# or at least e ulated! .

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