- Digitized Version of J. L. White’s 1909 Fifth Edition of The Sacred Harp -- "...the first of J. L. White’s three different attempts at revising the Sacred Harp between 1909 and 1911...You can download a searchable grayscale version of the digitized book as a PDF file created by Nathan Rees..."
- Exsultet! (Rejoice!) -- "How holy is this night, when wickedness is put to flight, and sin is washed away."
- "Happy Birthday" Copyright Ruled to Be Invalid -- "The 'Happy Birthday' song dates to late 19th century work by a schoolteacher named Patty Smith Hill and her sister Mildred Hill."
- New generation leads revival of shape-note singing tradition -- "Young singers are breathing new life into shape note, one of the oldest forms of American music."
- Set Your Fields on Fire, Volume I: Music Clips and Liner Notes -- "These recordings showcase musicians carrying on the folk traditions of West Georgia."
- Singing History, Loudly -- "Sacred Harp music indeed is strange to ears accustomed to, well, just about anything else."
- South River Museum -- "Exhibits include all aspects of Borough history including: schools; churches and houses of worship; local businesses and organizations; daily life; events and celebrations; and more."
- Sweet Affliction -- "Liberals and conservatives, believers and atheists—all are welcome in the hollow square of Sacred Harp singing."
- The Story of the United Sacred Harp Musical Association --"...the United Convention sought to serve as a central organization unifying singers from all different communities."
- U.Va. Shape-Note Singing Apprentices Keep Folk Music Traditions Alive -- "The shapes jump off the page at you, but it's not a geometry lesson."
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Happy Birthday and other music links
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