Namesake of a Tune

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Namesake of a Tune

Postby Haruo » Fri May 17, 2019 7:39 pm

Early yesterday morning (I guess it was) I posted in the "Sankta Harmonio" Facebook group (where I discuss my progress and travails in the direction of my polyglot oblong shapenote tunebook due out (at least in a preliminary "sampler" edition in July 2020. I asked if anybody knew any good "shapenotey" tunes in the 6.6.7.7.7.7 meter, a fairly uncommon meter that Charles Wesley wrote a few hymns in. Before the morning was out, Rachel Wells Hall in Virginia pointed me to one in the Christian Harmony (300 DESIRE)

DESIRE 66.77.77 Grief Like Thine.jpg


and then Mitchell Stecker in Charleston, SC, composed a new one and named it after me!!

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I mean like wow! I am both honored and amazed at the usefulness of Facebook, and at the helpfulness of the shapenote community. Both tunes are perfectly suitable for the Wesley tunes in question, and now they require me to come up with versions in Esperanto and, if possible, other languages.
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Re: Namesake of a Tune

Postby Rvaughn » Fri May 17, 2019 8:45 pm

Nice. Now you have two tunes and a namesake.
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Re: Namesake of a Tune

Postby Haruo » Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 am

We sang it this evening and it worked very well. It was a Cooper Book singing, and we sang one of your compositions, too.
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Re: Namesake of a Tune

Postby Rvaughn » Sun May 19, 2019 1:43 pm

Haruo wrote:We sang it this evening and it worked very well.
Great! I know you were pleased.
It was a Cooper Book singing, and we sang one of your compositions, too.
Do I win a prize if I correctly guess which one? ;-)
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