Christian Gregor

GREGOR, Christian. b. Dirsdorf, Silesia, 1 January 1723; d. Berthelsdorf, Herrnhut, 6 November 1801. Born the son of a humble peasant farmer, he associated with the Brethren at Herrnhut from 1742, serving as organist. In 1748 he moved to Herrnhaag as director of music, and in 1749 to Zeist, returning to Herrnhut in 1753. From 1764 he was a member of the directing board of the Unitas Fratrum and was given the task of editing a hymnal which would collect and preserve what was valuable of the vast corpus of texts. This was published at Barby in 1778 as the official hymnal, Das Gesangbuch zum Gebrauch der evangelischen Brüder Gemeinen. It was followed in 1784 by a tune book which he also edited...

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