Author Archives: David Wright

About David Wright

David Wright is a Sacred Harp singer and composer from Seattle, Washington. He has been singing since the mid-1990s and has contributed songs to The Sacred Harp: Revised Cooper Edition and The Shenandoah Harmony.

The “Stacked Fourths” Chord: A Canonical Discord in The Sacred Harp

The rudiments of The Sacred Harp and other shape-note tunebooks have traditionally categorized the intervals between any two degrees of the scale, or dyads, as either concords, “which produce harmony when sounded together,” or discords, “which, when sounded together, produce … Continue reading

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The Variety of Influence: Forms of Craftsmanship in the 1960 Edition

Introduction The Original Sacred Harp: Denson Revision, 1960 Edition,1 produced by an august music committee consisting of A. M. Cagle (chairman), H. N. McGraw, T. B. McGraw, Elmer Kitchens, Hugh McGraw, and Ruth Denson Edwards and edited by Owel Denson, … Continue reading

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