Monthly Archives: July 2013

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

The fourth issue of The Sacred Harp Publishing Company Newsletter highlights much-loved singers and singings from Sacred Harp’s not-so-distant past, and features updates on our music’s exciting growth in the present. Our issue leads off with Sacred Harp Publishing Company President … Continue reading

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Aunt Ruth’s Bible

My aunt Jerusha Henrietta Denson was born on July 5th, 1893 at Carrollton, Georgia. She was called “Rush” by her family. At school her name was changed to Ruth, which stuck for the rest of her life. She was one … Continue reading

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The Cullman Courthouse Singings

Editor’s Note: This essay on Sacred Harp singing in the Cullman County Courthouse is excerpted from Buell Cobb’s forthcoming Sacred Harp memoir. Thanks to Buell for permission to include it in this issue of the Newsletter. It is no longer—as it … Continue reading

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The Making of The Shenandoah Harmony

At 469 songs on 480 pages, The Shenandoah Harmony is the largest new four-shape tunebook published for more than 150 years. The music committee includes John del Re, Kelly Macklin, and their daughter Leyland del Re of Virginia; Nora Miller … Continue reading

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“Take My Staff and Travel On”: A Sacred Harp Journey

Have you ever wondered how many people sing Sacred Harp? Even though I have no idea what the exact number is, I am amazed by how many people around the world share the experience of this music. Each of these … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Roberta

I recently was invited to ride with the world-renowned duo of Hugh McGraw and Charlene Wallace to Oscar McGuire’s monthly singing school down in Roberta, Georgia. No Sacred Harp singer in their right mind would pass up such an opportunity, … Continue reading

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Congratulations to David Ivey, 2013 National Heritage Fellow

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company congratulates David Ivey, who has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2013 National Heritage Fellow. David, who co-founded Camp Fasola in 2003 with Jeff Sheppard and served as one of … Continue reading

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