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Fifth Sunday night Singing

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:02 pm

I have my hymn picked out for FBC Ft Payne Alabama congregational singing in a few weeks

Whispering Hope.

I'm going loud with my request after the first 3, maybe Five
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Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:21 pm

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Haruo and others

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:25 pm

Haruo especially see my latest blog on the latest local sacred Harp singing. Robert Chambless 165 facebook pictures tell the best story.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Rvaughn » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:10 pm

Stephen, did Robert get your pic on there? Which singing was it?
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Rvaughn » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:43 am

Since Stephen invoked Robert Chambless's name, I thought I'd post this link to an article about him. He and his wife are great folks.
“Much More than the Songs”: The Sacred Harp Photographs of Robert Chambless
http://originalsacredharp.com/2016/08/22/much-more-than-the-songs-the-sacred-harp-photographs-of-robert-chambless/
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Dave Roberts » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:42 pm

This has been a fascinating read from which I am learning a lot. Thanks.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:38 pm

A week from now will be what is billed as the first Uppsala All Day Sacred Harp Singing in Uppsala, Sweden (but it will actually be a full weekend, so it's more like a "convention" than an "all-day"; I would call it a "double all-day". Perhaps in anticipation of this event, Swedish Radio has put out a very interesting article/set of interviews mostly I think with New England shapenoters. A lot of it's in Swedish (it's so cute how they say "Massachusetts"!) but enough is in English that I think it's well worth the listening even if (like me) your Swedish is "rusty, ya sure, ya betcha".

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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:50 pm

Yesterday our copy of Mother Felicitas Curti's recent book, "The Chord of Longing: My Life as Atheist, Marxist, Mother, Nun" arrived. Mrs. H. has first dibs reading it, but I look forward eagerly to my turn, and to posting a review.
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Great Cooper Book Singing in Dutton Alabama

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:00 pm

WAs a virgin experience for me in Jackson County. Sang Down to the River to Pray in a Sacred Harp setting for the first time.

Food was out of this world. Had great chats with singers who came down from Canada, Bard College in Upstate New York and Brown University. The Bard and Brown singers have sung in the company of Kiri Miller, whose book Traveling Home is the definitive work.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:17 pm

Last night I received from Georgia a shapenote transcription of a tune from Fiji, which I hope to use in Sankta Harmonio. Image It's in the unusual meter 7.7.5.7.7.5; if you have any good texts in that meter to suggest, send 'em on down! Right now I'm on my way to a Shenandoah Harmony singing.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Rvaughn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:38 pm

For the Sacred Harp lover, or the merely curious, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg's dissertation is now available online: Folklore's Filter: Race, Place, and Sacred Harp Singing
"This dissertation examines the impact of folklorization on Sacred Harp's associations with race and place."
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:54 am

Thanks, Robert, I downloaded it. May even read it, as parts of it may be pertinent to what I'm trying to pull together in Sankta Harmonio.
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The Idumea

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:45 pm

That's a song from the Main Sacred Harp Book. Dogma for Adrian Rogers and Al Mohler view of women.

We sang two verses Saturday at Pine Grove and it registered with me for first time. I think there are six verses in all which pretty much cover the first 7 chapters of Genesis, The Whole Fall and Snake and Apple Deal.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:12 pm

Went to the Morton All Day Shape Note singing last Saturday. They took a group photo (not common practice in my experience) and I quite randomly landed dead center. Mrs. H. didn't go because of the poor air quality, which would have exacerbated her asthma etc.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Rvaughn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 pm

While Stephen was at Lookout Mountain and Leland at Morton, we went to the Mississippi State Convention (4 books).
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:10 pm

Including The Colored Sacred Harp, I believe. I'd like to attend that one.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Rvaughn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:02 pm

No, that's part of the Alabama tradition, but the Colored Sacred Harp was never used in Mississippi. The four books used at the Mississippi State Convention (and all 4 at a few other Mississippi singings) are Denson Sacred Harp, Cooper Sacred Harp, J. L. White Sacred Harp, and the Christian Harmony.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:56 pm

Rvaughn wrote:No, that's part of the Alabama tradition, but the Colored Sacred Harp was never used in Mississippi. The four books used at the Mississippi State Convention (and all 4 at a few other Mississippi singings) are Denson Sacred Harp, Cooper Sacred Harp, J. L. White Sacred Harp, and the Christian Harmony.

Ah, White book. Well, I'd like to sing from that too. Hope they have loaners!
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Rvaughn » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:51 pm

Unfortunately, the loaners are few (some have walked off over the past several years), and used ones are pretty hard to come by as well.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:19 pm

Hopefully before I make it down there I'll have a copy of my own. And since it's probably going to be a road trip, I won't have to pay an exorbitant surcharge for carrying four books instead of just one.
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Rvaughn » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:32 pm

Leland, since you know Karen Willard, I assumed you probably know about the e-book, but just in case:
Digital version of the J. L. White Sacred Harp, 2007 Edition. Karen Willard announced the following in January 2016: "The hard copy edition of the re-typeset-in-2007 JL White Sacred Harp is freshly available now as a PDF. This PDF is fully searchable for any word, so one can look up authors, composers, words in the lyrics, and tune names as well as to turn immediately to a given song page. To facilitate this latter function, the ordering of the pages was carefully arranged so that the PDF page number matches the page number of the tunes. This can be used on any tablet and Kindles that are the size of the Fire HD and larger. The cost is $10.00. To order, folks should write to Weelyrd_Publishing@weelyrd.net. An invoice will be sent, and folks can then pay either via Paypal, Square, or check. Once payment is received (same day when done electronically) a link will be emailed for the customer to download the book."

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Re: Traveling Home

Postby Haruo » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:20 pm

No, that announcement slipped by me. Thanks, Robert! I don't usually pay much attention to the White book, since I've never been to a singing where it was used, nor to electronic tunebooks, since I don't have a tablet suitable for use in the square. As arthritis encroaches I will probably want to look into that. But Karen will soon be ten bucks richer!
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Re: Traveling Home

Postby James » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:16 pm

I just re-read the whole thread and down-loaded the dissertation mentioned. Now a few comments.

Black dirt south. Some people questioned my use of this term. I could not, at the time cite a reference as to its origin. It originally referred to a band of literal black fertile soil running through central Alabama, but now seems to refer to the heavy concentration of black folks who live on top of this soil. At least that is the way the CNN talking heads explained it during Alabama's hotly contested special election.

Looking quickly at the disertation in question through eyes blurred by Bell's Palsy, it appears that it is more about racism and folklore than about music and faith. There is some truth to this, but as long as we make everything about race, we cannot get past the race issue and just except that skin color is propably the least of our worries when we stand before God in final judgement. I have read that Sacred Harp would not exist were it not for black musicians. I have read that black spirituals would not exist without Sacred Harp. I have read little to suggest that there was probably a great deal of cross fetilization between the two. I do think I saw some reference to musical misinization in the dissertation.
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Marinated in Mohler Complementarianism

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:56 pm

Edmond. This is the one we sang 4th Saturday in August on Lookout Mtn. First time the words registered


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