- Folklore's Filter: Race, Place, and Sacred Harp Singing -- "This dissertation examines the impact of folklorization on Sacred Harp's associations with race and place."
- Music Then and Now -- "At that time, musical instruments were not used in the church. In fact, they were not allowed in the church."
- Orin Adolphus Parris: At Home Across the Shape-Note Music Spectrum -- "We often think of Sacred Harp and gospel music as opposites...Yet Parris also believed that lyrical and musical styles from one shape-note genre could serve as great inspiration for a composition intended for another."
- Printable PDF version of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 1, Sept. 2017 -- "The oldest continuous event in Heard County, Georgia, is a Sacred Harp singing begun right after the Civil War on the third Sunday in June."
- Raymond C. Hamrick’s Contributions to Sacred Harp Singing and Scholarship -- "Hamrick’s singing voice was renowned, an accurate bass singer with a warm and round tone. Hamrick harbored an unquenchable curiosity..."
- Renaissance Knives Had Music Engraved on the Blades; Now Hear the Songs Performed by Modern Singers -- "...each knife had a different piece of music on each side, and that a set of them together contained different harmony parts in order to turn a roomful of diners into a chorus."
- Shouting Song (1982) -- "A documentary by Jean Youngblood Albright on Sacred Harp singing, white and black, in Alabama."
- Suggested Sacred Music by David Cloud -- "It is becoming popular to “adapt” contemporary praise songs by selecting ones with Scriptural lyrics and toning down the rhythm."
- The Hollow Square and the Intriguing World of Sacred Harp Singing -- "It was a bright autumn morning when I followed Linda to the delightfully cloistered community in north Jefferson County."
- 1895 minutes of the Haw Ridge Baptist Association -- "Sacred Harp editor W. M. Cooper was the clerk."
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Folklore's Filter, and other music links
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