- Sunday, July 17, 2016 will be the 100th anniversary of the death of Mr. W. M. Cooper. In 1902, he published a revision of the Sacred Harp which is known today as the Cooper Edition or “Cooper Book”.
- July 17th is also the birthday of one of Sacred Harp’s most interesting “characters” (which is subject to interpretation). In 1961, Stanley Smith “came on the scene”. Good or bad, the Sacred Harp world has never been the same!!! ( :-D)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STANLEY!