Introducing Vol. 1, No. 2 of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter

I’m excited to announce the publication of the second issue of The Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter.

Printable version of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2.9 MB PDF).

Printable version of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2.9 MB PDF).

This issue features Chloe Webb’s fascinating account of the life of Lorraine Miles McFarland, the girl depicted on the cover of Awake, My Soul as well as a preview of the forthcoming shape note songbook the Shenandoah Harmony. A special section of this issue is a selection of reports on each of the five all-day singings and conventions held on the fifth Sunday this past April (and the Saturday before). It is a testament to the vitality of Sacred Harp singing that all the singings held that weekend were a success. These singing reports also display the wonderful variety in our singings: those described ranged in attendance from over 200 to fewer than 15, and featured a variety of locations, songbooks, dinner on the grounds dishes, and traditions.

Please continue to write us and leave comments with your feedback. We welcome your news, questions, corrections, and ideas for future articles. And keep an eye out for our third issue!

Vol. 1, No. 2 Contents:

About Jesse P. Karlsberg

Jesse P. Karlsberg is the vice president of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company. He edits the Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter. Born in Boston, he lives in Atlanta and is senior digital scholarship strategist at Emory University.
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