Sunday, February 09, 2014

Singing related links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* Bobby Jones: Gospel Music Legend Reveals Painful Past -- "Every Sunday morning for the last 33 years, the soul-stirring sound of spiritual music from 'Bobby Jones Gospel' has filled millions of homes across America."
* Jim Hill Inducted Into Ohio Gospel Music Association's Hall Of Fame -- "Chairman Tony Rankin and Vice-Chair Darrell Webb presented Jim with a trophy honoring him for his contributions to Gospel music, most notably being the songwriting effort of 'What a Day That Will Be'."
* Meter, Rhythm, and the Most Awkward Farewell -- "Normally, there is a relationship between the meter of a text and the rhythm of the tune chosen for that text. However, the same meter may be expressed in several different rhythms in different songs, or even within the same song."
* Music therapy improves coping skills in young cancer patients -- "A new study has found that a form of music therapy, which involves writing song lyrics and producing videos, is beneficial in helping young cancer patients develop coping skills."
* Neville backs permanent all-singing fan section to boost Old Trafford atmosphere -- "Manchester United coach Phil Neville has called for the implementation of a permanent singing section at Old Trafford."
* “Oh, What a Happy Time”: The NEA National Heritage Fellows Concert in Washington D.C. -- "This tradition has been part of my life and in my family for many years—at least six generations."
* Shape Notes, Billings, and American Modernisms -- "In the decades preceding the American Revolution, a style of native sacred music developed in the colonies. Protestant churches across New England began singing from books of hymn tunes published in America by local musicians like William Billings, Jeremiah Ingalls, and Andrew Law, rather than the European standards of previous songsters."
* Stitched Together: S. M. Denson’s Alto Part for “The Last Words of Copernicus” -- "Perhaps the most instantly recognizable musical feature of” Sarah Lancaster’s song 'The Last Words of Copernicus' was not in the composer’s original three-part setting."
* The Color and the Shape: Where the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Meets Sacred Harp -- " order to capture the energy of shape note singing in performance, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus singers first had to incorporate Sacred Harp's distinctive technique into their already established vocal training."
* What Do Music Educators Do When They Cannot Attend Conferences? -- "For the past ten years, the winter season has meant conference season for me."

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