Author Archives: Mark T. Godfrey

About Mark T. Godfrey

Mark T. Godfrey makes music creation applications for mobile devices. His research interests include music modeling and information retrieval, machine listening, and interactive human-machine musical performance. He began singing Sacred Harp in 2011.

Seasonal Songs

Introduction One choice every singer at a Sacred Harp singing faces is what song to lead. The songs leaders choose are building blocks that construct our experience of the day, and how leaders make such choices is surely as individual … Continue reading

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The Cold Mountain Bump: Hollywood’s Effect on Sacred Harp Songs and Singers

Almost every Sacred Harp singer has heard of the film Cold Mountain, the 2003 Academy-Award-winning motion picture which featured a pair of songs from The Sacred Harp: “I’m Going Home” (p. 282) and “Idumea” (p. 47b). The film led to an … Continue reading

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