shape-note singing

shape-note singing

(shāp′nōt′)
n.
A traditional style of unaccompanied group singing using a sol-fa notation in which the shape of the note indicates its pitch. Also called shape singing.
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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.
Schor detected the strains of Shaker shape-note singing.
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.
Some trace its roots back to 19th-century shape-note singing in the South, although Powell insists that its history goes back no farther than the Jesus movement of the late 1960s.
Each event will be appreciated on its own terms: shape-note singing for the beauty and truth of young and old, adept and novice, singing together in a structured way that supports the quality of the performance--which, unlike the choral concert blurs the line between performance and rehearsal because of the inherently participatory nature of the event.
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.