The (in)Complete Recordings

May 15, 2014 by

Here are over 400 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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Holyoke Range All-Day Singing recordings...

May 12, 2014 by

We had a wonderful time singing in Massachusetts on Saturday, May 3.  Thanks to everyone involved, and, in particular, Cheri Hardy for chairing the singing and the Western Massachusetts community for your warm hospitality! Minutes for the singing are on our Minutes page. 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.” Alternately, you can download each session in its entirety. Some of these tracks are rough, but we’re including them for study purposes. The first and last sessions are the strongest. First morning session [wpdm_package id=2218] [mp3-jplayer tracks=”FEED:/mp3/HolyokeRange2014_AM1″ captions=”Holyoke Range 2014 AM1″ width=”60″ dload=”y”] Second morning session [wpdm_package id=2219] [mp3-jplayer tracks=”FEED:/mp3/HolyokeRange2014_AM2″ captions=”Holyoke Range 2014 AM2″ width=”60″ dload=”y”] First afternoon session [wpdm_package id=2220] [mp3-jplayer tracks=”FEED:/mp3/HolyokeRange2014_PM1″...

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Consolation New

May 17, 2014 by

The song Consolation New appears on page 143 of The Shenandoah Harmony.  Although it was first published in Harrisburg, Pa. in 1813, the tune is probably far older.  Ananias Davisson rearranged the tune in 1822 and included it in A Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, ed.2.  We added an alto part in 2012. Here’s a video from a singing in Hadley, Massachusetts.  Our friend Becky Wright is leading the group, which is arranged in a “hollow square” formation. Becky chose a fairly slow tempo for the song.  Here’s a faster recording with a small group, from December 2013 in Easton, Pa....

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