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.

I Remember: Ruth Denson Edwards on Her Sacred Harp Childhood

Editor’s Note: In this essay, “Queen of The Sacred Harp,” Ruth Denson Edwards shares memories of her musical childhood home. Just about every day somewhere in the world Sacred Harp singers find joy and spiritual fulfillment singing songs written by … Continue reading

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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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