First Ever Minnesota Shenandoah All-Day Singing Weekend Extravaganza!...

Jun 19, 2015 by

From our friends in Minnesota: Please join us for a weekend of singing, edification, and fellowship in the Twin Cities. We’ve been falling in love with the tan book since its release, and are ready to sing with YOU! All are welcome. Housing needed: http://goo.gl/forms/8w7TMPe5eX Housing to share: http://goo.gl/forms/t1IJ7o9Xz9 Friday 6/26 – 7:30p – Edification: John DelRe, Kelly Macklin, and Dan Hunter, makers of the  Shenandoah Harmony take us down the rabbit hole of our historical moment, and probably say a few things about the book and lead some songs. University Baptist Church (UBC) 1219 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 Saturday 6/27 – 9:30a – Singing: A full day of singing from the Shenandoah Harmony, briefly interrupted for the mother of all potlucks. University Baptist Church, as above. Saturday 6/27 – 7:00p – Fellowship: There’s a fire...

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Did Lucius Chapin write the Amazing Grace tune?...

May 12, 2015 by

The melody sung to John Newton’s 1779 hymn “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound” is, without a doubt, America’s best-loved hymn tune [1]. Unlike Lowell Mason’s “Nearer, my God, to thee,” the “Amazing grace” tune is of unknown origin. It first appeared in print in 1829 without any composer attribution, and there were thought to be no earlier surviving instances of the tune. However, an 1828 manuscript by Lucius Chapin (1760-1842), who was famous in his day as a hymn tune writer, raises the possibility that Lucius was its composer. Lucius and his brother Amzi (1768-1835) were among the first and most influential composers to harmonize American folk hymns, using principles they had absorbed from New England and English church music, and perhaps from the oral tradition as well. They also composed hymns in a similar style. The brothers came from a...

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NSV Lyric Contest

Apr 10, 2015 by

LYRIC CONTEST AT NSV DOUBLE ALL DAY SINGING Calling all singers, poets, hymn writers Participants will write original lyrics set to an existing or new shape note tune to be sung at the social of the double all day 2015. Lyrics should be original and of a spiritual, moral or ethical nature or from personal experience (not a bawdy lyric contest) Author or others may be designated to sing the song. Author must be present. Bring at least 25 copies so that audience may join in. Prizes will be awarded the top 3 winners. First prize: tanned sheepskin! 3 judge panel Please join us in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for the Third Annual Double All Day shape note singing. FLYER Saturday, June 6, 10 am to 4 pm, we’ll sing from The Sacred Harp...

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Lehigh Valley All-Day 2014 Recordings...

Dec 14, 2014 by

First Morning Session Second Morning Session Third Morning Session First Afternoon Session Second Afternoon...

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Download the (in)Complete Recordings...

Sep 15, 2014 by

We’ve had a number of requests for a way to download all the recordings from our (in)complete recordings playlists.  Here goes…  Just a warning – as of September 15, 2014 we have 374 songs in the playlist, for a total of 1.72 GB and 13 hours (long car trip?). ShH 001-049 217.37 MB Download ShH 001-049 ShH 050-099 234.95 MB Download ShH 050-099 ShH 100-149 213.65 MB Download ShH 100-149 ShH 150-199 182.43 MB Download ShH 150-199 ShH 200-249 197.40 MB Download ShH 200-249 ShH 250-299 148.54 MB Download ShH 250-299 ShH 300-349 195.36 MB Download ShH 300-349 ShH 350-399 169.34 MB Download ShH 350-399 ShH 400-457 & viii 193.37 MB Download ShH 400-457 &...

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The (in)Complete Recordings

May 15, 2014 by

Here are over 350 recordings to help you learn songs from The Shenandoah Harmony. To download a song, click to start it playing and then click “Download.”

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