Author Archives: Ruth Denson Edwards

About Ruth Denson Edwards

Ruth Denson Edwards (1893–1978), a "Queen of the Sacred Harp," was a member of the committee that revised the Original Sacred Harp in 1971 and composed the essay on music in The Sacred Harp: 1991 Edition.

The Advancement of Sacred Harp Music

Introduction An exceptional singer and unparalleled supporter of Sacred Harp, Ruth Denson Edwards was also one of the most eloquent chroniclers of the music and its community. Singers today who were not fortunate enough to have known her might recognize her … Continue reading

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