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Songs Used in the MM Degree

The information on this chart comes from various sources. If anyone has definite information for additions or changes on this chart, please send email to Paul M. Bessel so I can update this chart.

United States

State

Songs Used in the MM Degree

Alabama Nearer My God to Thee & Funeral Dirge (some areas also use Pleyel's Hymn)
Alaska Pleyel's Hymn
Arizona Pleyel's Hymn
Arkansas  
California Pleyel's Hymn
Colorado From an email message: Pleyal's is required in the ritual with seven verses. Additional music may be used in any of the degrees, with two limitations. First, none of the ritual may be sung...which wipes out singing the Scripture from Amos, for example...and second, the music must be approved by the Custodians of the Work, generally through the District Lecturer. The Grand Lodge of Colorado has prepared a CD with appropriate music.
Connecticut Pleyel's Hymn commonly used, but no music is specified in the ritual
District of Columbia  
Delaware  
Florida Nearer My God to Thee & Pleyel's Hymn
Georgia No music in most lodges
Hawaii  
Idaho  
Illinois Pleyel's Hymn
Indiana Pleyel's Hymn
Iowa Pleyel's Hymn
Kansas  
Kentucky  
Louisiana  
Maine  
Maryland  
Massachusetts No mandatory music. Organist chooses music. Or Pleyel's Hymn, only. No other music prescribed.
Michigan  
Minnesota Pleyel's Hymn (Nearer My God to Thee has explicityly Christian words)
Mississippi  
Missouri Nearer My God to Thee & Pleyel's Hymn
Montana Pleyel's Hymn or funeral dirge
Nebraska  
Nevada  
New Hampshire Pleyel's Hymn
New Jersey Pleyel's Hymn
New Mexico  
New York Neither. Music only for Middle Chamber section of FC, optional on EA and MM degrees
North Carolina  
North Dakota  
Ohio Pleyel's Hymn
Oklahoma Both
Oregon Pleyel's Hymn
Pennsylvania No hymns
Rhode Island Pleyel's Hymn
South Carolina Both
South Dakota  
Tennessee  
Texas Neither
Utah  
Vermont  
Virginia  
Washington  
West Virginia 2 verses of Pleyel's hymn
Wisconsin Neither
Wyoming  

Other than the United States

England No
Scotland Varies from lodge to lodge
Israel No songs
Brazil No
British Columbia, Canada Dead March in Saul
Ontario, Canada No 2nd section of MM degree
 


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