Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Music in the News

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* Christian Rapper Lecrae on Hip-Hop's 'Inconsistency' and Ferguson -- "...I will be talking about things that both people in the church and out of the church are concerned with and think about."
* Dewey Williams, 1983 NEA National Heritage Fellow -- "Although African Americans sing essentially the same hymns as their Anglo counterparts, they perform in a somewhat different style."
* Did Led Zeppelin Plagiarize 'Stairway'? A Pa. Judge Will Decide -- "...Randy California...heirs want compensation for plagiarism and a songwriting credit. They filed suit against the members of Led Zeppelin and their music publishers."
* Group raises voices, spirits -- "Every sacred harp song begins with musical notes that rise and fall for about 30 seconds before the the first lyric is sung, verses typically heavy with religious references."**
* Jack Bruce, bassist for the band Cream, dies at 71 -- "British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died."
* Looking back: Impressions from the First German Sacred Harp Convention -- "After two days of non-stop singing, the silence that engulfed the room after the last song was arguably the most stirring sound of the entire event."
* Making the Sacred Harp Museum Accessible: A Newly Donated and Digitized 1909 White Book -- "We express sincere thanks to Charles Whitmer of Conroe, Texas, for his generosity in donating a 1909 Sacred Harp, Fifth Edition, the first of J. L. White’s three different attempts at revising the Sacred Harp between 1909 and 1911. The book is a rarity..."
* Norman Wilson Passes Away -- "Sad news to report this evening: Singing News has confirmed the death of Norman Wilson, tenor of The Primitive Quartet."
* Stone Fort Wind Quintet to present fall concert -- "The recital will feature a variety of repertoire, including a classic Franz Danzi quintet, a recently rediscovered quintet by Malcolm Arnold, dance- and rhythm-inspired music by Henrique de Curitiba and Valerie Coleman, and a piece by Raymond Premru featuring trombone."
* We’re Gonna Rise – Crosspoint -- "There’s been an awful lot of good music coming from the hills of east Tennessee lately, particularly in the area around the small town of Cumberland Gap."

**If you answer a survey question, you can read the full story and see pictures HERE.

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