Author Archives: Michael Hinton

About Michael Hinton

Michael Hinton is the President of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company. He lives in San Antonio, Texas. His grandfather, T. J. Denson, taught singing schools from Georgia to Texas and contributed eight songs to The Sacred Harp.

Honoring William J. Reynolds, A Behind the Scenes Contributor to the 1991 Edition

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company presented a citation award honoring the contributions of William J. Reynolds to Sacred Harp singing on January 31, 2015 at the William J. Reynolds Sacred Harp Singing in Fort Worth, Texas. Bill Reynolds became the … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom Denson’s Last Lesson: Observations and Impressions of a Son

Introduction: Observations and Impressions of a Grandson From the earliest years of my life I have heard of my grandfather, Tom Denson. “Pappy Denson,” “Dad Thomas,” “Uncle Tom,” “Professor Denson,” T. J. Denson, Thomas Jackson Denson, and “Mr. Denson” are … 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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“Lost Singers”: Help Needed

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company has been trying to reconnect with a number of individuals who have been associated with the Company. In some cases, we have had difficulty making contact: We have sent letters to last known addresses, searched … Continue reading

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The Makers of the Sacred Harp: Now Available

When the “footnotes” were removed from the Original Sacred Harp tune book, the Board of Directors of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company desired to have a companion book written which would provide information about the tune writers and hymn writers … Continue reading

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Chloe Webb’s Legacy of the Sacred Harp: Now Available

The Sacred Harp Publishing Company has purchased copies of The Legacy of the Sacred Harp by Chloe Webb, of Fort Worth, TX. Chloe and Doug Webb have been loyal and deeply committed Sacred Harp singers for many years. They have … Continue reading

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The Makers of the Sacred Harp: Available Soon

The long wait for The Makers of the Sacred Harp book is almost over. The latest information from the University of Illinois Press is that this book by Warren Steel and Dick Hulan will be in stores or ready to … Continue reading

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