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by B. F. White,E. J. King

Originally compiled by Benjamin Franklin White in 1869, this book contains music for many traditional hymns.
Download The Sacred Harp epub
ISBN: 0972739807
ISBN13: 978-0972739801
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Author: B. F. White,E. J. King
Language: English
Publisher: Sacred Harp Publishing; Revised Edition edition (1991)
Pages: 585 pages
ePUB size: 1609 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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The latest edition of the Sacred Harp is easy to read, and it is true to the sources as far as I can see. Some of the arrangements can also be found in William Walker's The Southern Harp. The articles on the Sacred Harp revision state that this songbook follows the living tradition from the last century with four voices on most of the songs and a handful of new tunes. These "modern" features don't alter the total impression of a true "Old Time Religion" songbook. The tunes are lovely, the texts are solemn and moving - if you accept the old way of turning to God and receiving the Gospel. The harmonies are fresh and surprising (though not always better than Walker's harmonies on the same tunes in the Southern Harp). Nevertheless, this songbook merits to be wide-spread and used in the houses and the assemblies - in my opinion, it should prove to be a splendid source of inspiration to small song groups.
<3 This Book! Always happy to open its pages and learn from it. So much beauty and joy found between the covers.
This is THE book for Sacred Harp singing.
The Sacred Harp, a compilation of hymns and songs written in shaped notes, was put together for congregational singing by Benjamin Franklin White, the brother of my great, great, great grandmother. It is still used today throughout the South wherever there are gatherings for "Singing School."
The concept of teaching shaped notes helped many people learn singing in the days when musical instruments were rare and choral singing was an art highly valued.
Well Made. It's easy to see this was meant to be used for gerneratrions. You should purchase the dvd showing the history along with it.
Again, If you lve to sing, this one will help.
Easy format and explanation and history of shape note singing. The original. A very interesting and out of the ordinary way to sing.
Wanted to see songs written by my ancestors and the original sacred harp was. This new version showed many wonderful hymns written in a not forgotten style.Wish I could find even an earlier addtion.