Author Archives: Hugh W. McGraw

About Hugh W. McGraw

Now Executive Secretary Emeritus of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company, Hugh W. McGraw served as Executive Secretary of the company from 1958–2002. He founded the National Sacred Harp Convention in 1980 and has traveled around the world promoting Sacred Harp singing. McGraw supervised the 1966, 1971, and 1991 revisions of The Sacred Harp, and contributed eight songs to the book.

“There Are More Singings Now Than Ever Before”: Hugh McGraw Addresses the Harpeth Valley Singers

Editors’ note: In 1964, Hugh McGraw, then executive secretary of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company, gave a talk on the past, present, and future of Sacred Harp singing for the Harpeth Valley, Tennessee, Sacred Harp singers. His audience included prominent … Continue reading

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