184 Sinai

Jun 29, 2012 by

We first encountered ShH 184 SINAI (1801) in Hauser’s Hesperian Harp (1848). It is the best known composition of the teenaged Woodruff, who drowned at the age of nineteen. Back in the day, the alto, or counter, part was often sung by boys, and we like to think that Merit wrote this fantastic alto part to sing himself. This recording is from the Northern Shenandoah Valley All-Day Shenandoah Singing,...

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NSV 2012 All-Day Recordings

Jun 9, 2012 by

Here are the recordings from our very first all-day singing, June 3, 2012, in Millwood, Virginia. They’re rough but spirited!  I’ve divided them into three playlists, one for each session, with the songs in the order they were called. Songs that are in the preview packet have a number (like “P36”) in front of them, indicating the page in the packet. If you would like to download an individual song, click on the title to start it playing.  You will see a link to download the file.  Right-click to download. Morning session 1 Morning session 2 Afternoon...

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A Preview of The Shenandoah Harmony...

Jun 27, 2012 by

I am pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of The Shenandoah Harmony, a new four-shape tunebook that will include about 450 songs in a compact format suitable for regular or all-day singing.  The music committee includes John Del Re, Kelly Macklin, and Leyland Del Re of Virginia; Nora Dunn of Maryland; and Daniel Hunter, Myles Louis Dakan, and Rachel Hall of Pennsylvania.  The expected publication date is late 2012. The Shenandoah Harmony music committee (from left): Leyland, Myles, Kelly, Dan, Nora, John, Rachel. Photo by John Alexander. The original inspiration for The Shenandoah Harmony was to create a collection of the best songs published by Ananias Davisson from 1816 to 1825 in the Shenandoah Valley.  These works include five editions of the Kentucky Harmony and three editions of the Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony,...

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