Sacred Harp

Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music that took root in the Southern region of the United States. It is part of the larger tradition of shape note music. Sacred Harp music is performed a capella (voice only, without instruments) and originated as Protestant Christian music. The songs sung are primarily from the book The Sacred Harp.

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Singing School - Curriculum
... Sacred Harp singing schools use one or more of the 20th century editions of The Sacred Harp as curriculum ... teaching newcomers and advanced musicians the note system and traditions of Sacred Harp ...
Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
... The Alabama Sacred Harp Singers were a sacred harp choir specializing in gospel music ... have taken on a mythic proportion as they were the inspiration for using Sacred Harp in the soundtrack to the film Cold Mountain ...
Leading Sacred Harp Music - The Method of Leading
... Sacred Harp singers sit in a hollow square, with rows of seating for each section surrounding a fairly small central open area ... Sacred Harp leaders do not use a baton, nor do they use the fairly elaborate motions that symphony and choral conductors use to mark the beat ... In the original editions of The Sacred Harp, supervised by B ...
Other Books With The Title Sacred Harp
... The Sacred Harp was a popular name for 19th century hymn and tune books, with no fewer than four bearing the title ... The third Sacred Harp was the one by B ... King (1844), the origin of today's Sacred Harp singing tradition ...
Missouri Harmony - Compilation of The Songs
... The Sacred Harp, currently the most widely used four-shape book, included some sixty-five tunes from The Missouri Harmony in its debut edition of 1844 ... Pullen Jackson speculated on the influence of previous books on The Sacred Harp, “It is … quite likely that many copies of the old, frequently reprinted ... in the Bulletin of the Missouri Historical Society, “The 1936 edition of the Original Sacred Harp abounds in references to The Missouri Harmony that justify its position as one of the outstanding ...

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    Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
    No mortal cares shall seize my breast;
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    Like David’s harp of solemn sound.
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

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