Author Archives: Chris Brown

About Chris Brown

Chris Brown, from Yorkshire, began Sacred Harp singing in 2003 and has not stopped since. He has sung widely across the USA as well as in the UK, Ireland and Poland.

American Tunes in West Gallery Sources

The conventional model of the flow of hymn tunes across the Atlantic is that music went from the United Kingdom to America in the years before the American Revolution and that American tunes came across to Britain in the 1860s … Continue reading

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Picturing Song Leaders in Nineteenth-Century America

One of the things that seems to intrigue new singers is the role of the leader, standing in the center of the hollow square beating time. Many assume that this practice is unique to Sacred Harp singing, but evidence from … Continue reading

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