Music should be in the styles of The Sacred Harp. The committee also welcomes your input on any other aspect of the revision of the songbook. You can submit songs or other input by email to: email@example.com or by mail to Revision-Music Committee, P.O. Box 4243, Huntsville, AL 35815.
Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music that originated in New England and was later perpetuated and carried on in the American South.The name is derived from The Sacred Harp, a ubiquitous and historically important tunebook printed in shape notes.
Lieder / Songs (General Index) Index of first lines; 26 – 99. 26 Samaria; 27 Bethel; 28t Aylesbury; 28b Wells; 29t Fairfield; 29b Tribulation; 30t Love Divine
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Sacred Harp Songs The Sacred Harp sheet music is available in the traditional Fa-So-La (4-shape notation) or in Do-Re-Mi (7-shape notation). PDHymns Main - Sacred Harp Main - A-H - I-Q - R-Z
A short piece on PGTC about the renewed interest in Sacred Harp singing among younger singers, especially those who live in cities and college towns. Include...
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The traditional folk tune harmonized for shape note/Sacred Harp singing. As recorded at the annual Michiana Singing near Goshen, Indiana, July 18, 2009.
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Misc. Notes This edition of the Sacred Harp was the fore-runner of the 1936 Denson edition (the direct ancestor of the current 1991 edition). It is famous for its "cheese notes" (see notes to song No.82, top, for explanation), some of which contain errors (for example attributions to Chopin rather than Chapin, and Sir John Stevenson rather than Joseph Stephenson of Poole)
- The Sacred Harp; A Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Ode and Anthems
- The Sacred Harp
Indexes. Many singers have created helpful online indexes to Sacred Harp and shape note books. Indexes to The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition (Denson Revision). Main: Words to all songs, with indexes by song number, title, first line, words/phrases, poets, composers, meters, plus statistics and a concordance
SHMHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is the preservation and perpetuation of Sacred Harp singing and its traditions. SHMHA’s interests include Sacred Harp music, history, traditional singing practices, singing schools, singings, and singing conventions.
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