Morgan’s Judgment Anthem, newly typeset...

Aug 26, 2013 by

UPDATE: Our friends Becky, Leland, Cheri, and Ivy in Northampton recorded JUDGMENT ANTHEM! You can hear and download it from Soundcloud. I just completed a new shape-note edition of Justin Morgan’s JUDGMENT ANTHEM, available for download here. It’s a real choral showpiece, with multiple key changes and solo sections.  Asahel Benham first published JUDGMENT ANTHEM in his Federal Harmony in 1790.  It was the first anthem ever published in shapes, appearing in the first shape-note book, Little and Smith’s Easy Instructor (1801), and continued to be popular among early shape-note publishers, including Davisson and his contemporaries.  It appeared in Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813), Davisson’s Kentucky Harmony (1816), Carden’s Missouri Harmony (1820), Moore’s Columbian Harmony (1825), and several other books. Whether by accident or design, Little and Smith changed the anthem in several significant ways, and these changes were copied in all...

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Sheffield, UK All-Day Shenandoah Singing...

Aug 12, 2013 by

We’re thrilled that our friends in Sheffield, UK are planning an All-Day Shenandoah Singing on Sunday, October 13, in conjunction with their All-Day Sacred Harp Singing on the previous day.  There’s contact information on their Facebook...

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