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.
Sacred Harp Museum 2017 Interns
Learn more about the Sacred Harp Museum’s 2017 interns, who will help catalog and preserve the museum’s unparalleled collection of Sacred Harp artifacts. Support the internship program with a tax-deductible gift »
Also available from the Sacred Harp Publishing Company
By Buell Cobb. Cobb’s acclaimed Sacred Harp memoir brings to life singers and singings of decades past with poignancy and wit. Audiobook features 6 CDs with a digital download and a booklet with preface, author notes, and photos. More info »
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.
Vol. 6, No. 1
- “150 Years and Counting: Heard County’s Hopewell Singing,” Karen Rollins
- “Philadelphia, Birthplace of the Shapes and Center of Shape-Note Publishing,” Rachel Wells Hall
- “My Dad, E. C. Bowen,” Don Bowen
- “Orin Adolphus Parris: At Home Across the Shape-Note Music Spectrum,” Jesse P. Karlsberg
- “Tubby Walton, ‘An Indispensable Head Waiter’ at the 1935 United Convention,” Nathan K. Rees
- “I Remember: Ruth Denson Edwards on Her Sacred Harp Childhood,” Ruth Denson Edwards
- “From the Collection: An Earlier Sacred Harp,” Nathan K. Rees
- “Preserving Sacred Harp’s Past for the Future: Interning at the Sacred Harp Museum,” Sasha Hsuczyk
Online Exhibition: The United Sacred Harp Musical Association
Since its first session in Atlanta in 1905, the United Sacred Harp Musical Association, commonly known as the United Convention, has affected the form of The Sacred Harp and public consciousness of our traditions. The story of the United Convention—told here through recordings, photos, and more—offers a fascinating perspective on the history of Sacred Harp singing in the twentieth century and beyond.