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Yankee shapenote singer in Germany trying to form a local group.

Another Singing Tradition…

…and an appeal for your help! I recently discovered another hymn singing tradition that originates in Russia and is being kept alive by immigrant descendants in Canada. This group of people is known as the Doukhobors, and they have as … Continue reading

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“O Jesus, My Savior”, Hymn Tune from the Primitive Baptist Hymnal

A group of Primitive Baptist young people singing “O Jesus, My Savior” (old melody, arr.) from the Primitive Baptist Hymnal (#94) in Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. O Jesus, my Savior, I know thou art … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Harmony Project

Es gibt eine neue Sammlung der “Shapenote” – Hymnen (noch in Bearbeitung) hier. Einige der Sängerinnen und Sänger sind mir aus den “All-Day Singings” in Richmond sowie Nord-Virginia bekannt. Sie können dort anmelden, um Seiten aus dem bevorstehenden Tunebook herunterzuladen. … Continue reading

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Im Kloster 27. Mai 2012 (Bericht aus Würzburg)

Es begann mit einer Mail aus Frankfurt “Ob wir nicht Lust hätten, mit einer Gruppe von geistig und körperlich Behinderten und ihren Verwandten auf einem ‘integrativen Familienwochenende’ zusammen Sacred Harp zu singen. Im Moment sind 55 Personen zu diesem Wochenende … Continue reading

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Bericht aus Frankfurt: English version

Reluctant Wife Survives Sacred Harp Singing Workshop Ok, I´m thinking, love makes you do the craziest things – but singing? Me? And singing hymns?? Not to mention singing in a group of total strangers, considering that normally I only set … Continue reading

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Bericht aus Frankfurt: Guest Blogger Reports from Frankfurt

This essay is from a German guest blogger who is very new to shapenote singing. In the following paragraphs she shares her impressions of the Sacred Harp Singing Workshop in Frankfurt am Main last October. Okay, I confess the guest … Continue reading

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