Buy yourself a copy of The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition songbook:
the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use.
Also available from the Sacred Harp Publishing Company
Edited by Joseph Stephen James. Centennial Edition edited by Jesse P. Karlsberg. Commemorative reprint of a much-loved 1911 historical edition of The Sacred Harp, with a new introduction on the book’s legacy and context. More info »
By Warren Steel with Richard Hulan. The long-awaited companion to The Sacred Harp, tracing the sources of every tune and text in our songbook, from the work of B. F. White and E. J. King to the contributions by various composers to the 1991 edition. More info »
By Chloe Webb. Curiosity about Webb’s grandmother’s tattered 1869 edition of The Sacred Harp songbook, sparked a quest to reconnect with Dumas family ancestors who composed, sang, and lived by the words of The Sacred Harp. More info »
Read The Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter
The Newsletter features reports from Sacred Harp singings around the world, biographies of Sacred Harp singers, news, and other items.
- “Introduction,” Jesse P. Karlsberg and Nathan Rees
- “Come Sound His Praise Abroad: A Report on the First Germany Sacred Harp Convention,” Álvaro Witt Duarte
- “The Old World Seeks the Old Paths: Observing Our Transnationally Expanding Singing Community,” Ellen Lueck
- “American Tunes in West Gallery Sources,” Chris Brown
- “Elphrey Heritage: Northern Contributor to the Nineteenth-century Sacred Harp,” Jesse P. Karlsberg and Christopher Sawula
- “There’s an App for That: A Review of the ‘FaSoLa Minutes’ App,” Clarissa Fetrow
- “The Chattahoochee Convention, August 1, 1880: Memorial for Benjamin Franklin White,” Jesse P. Karlsberg
- “Our Hope for Years to Come: Digitizing Recordings at the Sacred Harp Museum,” Nathan Rees
- “A Brief History of A Brief History of the Sacred Harp,” Jesse P. Karlsberg
Online exhibition: The First National Sacred Harp Convention
Peruse documents, images, and recordings that tell the story of the first National Sacred Harp Singing Convention a new, four-day Sacred Harp convention held in June 1980 that honored the heritage of Sacred Harp tradition while celebrating the growth of new singing communities.