Monthly Archives: March 2012

Introducing the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter

I am happy to announce the first issue of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter—a web-based publication that will feature items such as trip reports from Sacred Harp conventions and singing schools, short biographical pieces on Sacred Harp singers, other … Continue reading

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Sacred Harp Comes to Belfast, Northern Ireland

The evening of Friday, October 14th, 2011 marked the beginning of a weekend of Sacred Harp singing in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The singing was held at Rosemary Hall, right next to Belfast’s All Souls Church. The weekend of events had … Continue reading

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German Singing Schools: Sacred Harp Comes to the Land of J.S. Bach

In October of 2011 I organized a weekend concert tour in Germany with a group of Sacred Harp tourists from the United Kingdom. Our trip itinerary included touring a medieval city and UNESCO world heritage site, looking in at an … Continue reading

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New Edition of the Georgian Harmony Planned

About the time The Georgian Harmony—a collection of 92 songs by Sacred Harp composer Raymond C. Hamrick of Macon, Georgia—was printed in 2008, Raymond found more of the music he had written earlier and of course I have type-set it. … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen’s Sacred Harp Sample

Bruce Springsteen’s new song “Death to My Hometown” samples “The Last Words of Copernicus” from the 1869 Sacred Harp, by Sarah Lancaster of Buena Vista, Georgia. The source for the sample is Alan Lomax’s recording of the 1959 United convention … Continue reading

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Discounted Rate for International Sacred Harp Case Orders

As many of you know, there has been a growing interest in Sacred Harp singing in several European countries and elsewhere around the globe. This is quite exciting for many of us, and several singers have made trips abroad to … Continue reading

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Notes: Belfast Six Months Later—A New Singer’s Report

Six months after Aldo Ceresa and four car-loads of Cork singers introduced Sacred Harp singing to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Aldo was back teaching more Belfast newcomers how to sing their fa-sol-las. Shirley-Anne McMillan attended the March Belfast singing school and … Continue reading

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