The first published catalog of old Moravian music manuscripts used in performance, this thematic catalog is part of the Moravian Music Foundation's continuing work to make accessible the Moravian musical heritage in America. The importance of these surviving manuscripts lies in both their musical content and in their reflection of performance practices and repertory in an early American German community. The introduction provides background, related primary sources, and a chronology. Originally published in 1980. A UNC Press Enduring Edition — UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.