Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Help document locations, and other music links

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

* 36th Annual Smith Memorial Sacred Harp Singing -- "New Harmony Community Center, Smith County, Texas"
* Help Document Sacred Harp Singing Location -- "We’re now trying to gather GPS coordinates for all the singing locations represented in the minutes. You can help us by submitting the coordinates for locations where singings have been held through a simple Google form."
* Lari Goss Passes Away -- "Legendary producer and arranger, Lari Goss, native of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away on January 10, 2015."
* Original Sacred Harp: Centennial Edition -- "The 'Original Sacred Harp: Centennial Edition' reprints the entire contents of the 1911 tunebook in meticulously reproduced facsimile, preserving the book’s quirky then-modern typographical style."
* Raymond C Hamrick obituary -- "His monument is his music..."
* Salvation and shape notes -- "Shape note singing represented a genuine peoples’ movement in music and piety."
* The Gospel Southern Style -- "The music is all bluegrass Davis said, and all the tunes are original!"
* Vocal Harps: Singers joined together for the annual Sacred Harp Sing at The Pioneer Museum of Alabama -- "The voices are prominent and complete the sounds that are Sacred Harp."
* Why They Don’t Sing on Sunday Anymore -- "It seems it’s paramount for church music to be more professional than participatory. The people in the pews know they pale in comparison to the loud voices at the microphones. Quality is worshipped."

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