Recordings from Hadley, Ma. singing...

Apr 17, 2013 by

We had a wonderful time singing in Massachusetts on Sunday, April 14th.  Thanks to everyone involved!  There was a great variety of songs called.  Though some of these recordings are rough, they’re useful as an aid to learning the songs, so we’ll just post them all….  There are some real gems, too – check out the closer. The code before each track name (like “ShH 157”) gives the page number in the book. To download a song, start it playing and right-click on “DOWNLOAD MP3.” First session Second...

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Monthly First Saturday Singing in the Northern Shenandoah Valley...

Apr 4, 2013 by

Northern Shenandoah Valley Shape Note Singers meet (generally, but not always) on the first Saturday of the month in Berryville VA area to sing from The Sacred Harp and The Shenandoah Harmony. Shape note singing is a non-denominational community, musical, and spiritual event emphasizing participation, not performance. The music is sung a cappella without harps or any other musical instrument. The music is printed in “patent notes”; the shape of the note head indicates the syllables FA, SOL, LA, and MI. The book includes early and later American psalm tunes, fuging tunes, and anthems, as well as Scotch Irish folk songs and revival hymns. Books are available for sale. All are welcome—no experience necessary! Contact John or Kelly for more information at (540) 955-2660 or jdelre at visuallink.com. Send us your email address if you would like to be put...

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