The three Aboriginal Alaskan selections are in the High Church Protestant style; beginning with Lord I call to Blessed Be They Name with Having Beheld the Resurrection in the middle; the language is Yup'ik; the music a Shape-Note singing
X close harmony hybrid.
In fact, in my experience, many people today believe shape-note singing
and Sacred Harp singing are synonymous; for them there is no other shape-note music.
Hope Abbey Mausoleum will be open to the public again on Thursday, when the Eugene Sacred Harp Singers perform a free concert of 19th century American shape-note singing
inside the resonant building.
Sacred Harp is a style of singing, also known as fasola or shape-note singing
Kieffer, Ephraim Ruebush, and Anthony Johnson Showalter who not only ran shape-note singing
schools but also published the books to be used.
I find this extremely dubious both on musical grounds and because the shape-note singing
tradition was established in the deep South, and never in the Appalachian mountains, where hymn singing was largely 'Primitive Baptist'--highly decorated, led by a precentor, monophonic, identical in every aspect but language to the Gaelic psalm singing of the Hebrides.
This tour draws from that disc, as well as an upcoming album of 14 solo, unaccompanied songs that highlights shape-note singing
as well as New England ballads and old-time Appalachian tunes.
The ideal of authenticity currently governs not only what some call classical or serious music but also certain vernacular practices such as "Southern shape-note singing
, Negro spirituals, and Anglo-American balladry" (p.
Tim Eriksen, a practitioner of an old form of American church music known as shape-note singing, will be at St.
Also known as Sacred Harp singing, shape-note singing has its origins in the Baptist churches of late 18th and 19th century New England.