MOLDOVEANU, Nicolae. b. Movileni, Romania, 3 February 1922; d. Sibiu, Romania, 12 July 2007. Following the early death of his father, Nicolae was sent to live with an uncle who enrolled him in the Army’s Children, a military program for destitute children. The conductor of the military’s brass ensemble recognized his love for music and encouraged him to develop musically. Then as a young teenager, he began writing religious texts and original melodies under the influence of Oastea Domnului (the ‘Army of the Lord’), a newly formed evangelical reforming branch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Some of these songs were published in Lumina Satelor (‘Village’s Light’), a publication of the Army...
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