A New Four-Shape Tunebook

About the Book

The inspiration for The Shenandoah Harmony was to create a collection of the best songs published by Ananias Davisson from 1815 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, which combine New England composed tunes with the arranged folk melodies of the era.

Updates

In Memory of John Bayer, Jr.

John Bayer, Jr. passed away on December 8, 2016 just over a year after the death of his wife, Loraine. They are survived by their children, Regina, Hans, and Jubal, and four grandchildren.
I first met John Bayer in September 1990 at the United Convention in Chicago (held for the first time out of the South!)
January 11, 2017/by Kelly

Did Lucius Chapin write the Amazing Grace tune?

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. 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.
May 12, 2015/by Rachel

Download the demo Shenandoah packet

Here is our 84-page preview of the Shenandoah Harmony.  We sang…
April 29, 2012/by Rachel

Holyoke Range All-Day 2014 Recordings

We had a wonderful time singing in Massachusetts on Saturday,…
May 12, 2014/by Rachel

In Bethlehem City Christmas CD

We had a wonderful weekend at the Lehigh Valley All-Day Shenandoah…
December 13, 2013/by Rachel

Shenandoah sampler discs

We've had numerous requests to make some sampler CDs for…
September 6, 2013/by Rachel

Long-lost Shenandoah tunebook found

It's rare to discover lost shape-note songs, let alone entire…
July 25, 2013/by Rachel

Morgan’s Judgment Anthem, newly typeset

UPDATE: Our friends Becky, Leland, Cheri, and Ivy in Northampton…
August 26, 2013/by Rachel

NSV All-Day Singing 2013: Recordings and Photos

Thank you so much to everyone who made our first all-day singing a huge success! We're posting links to videos, recordings, and photos on this page. Please let us know if you have any to share.
June 5, 2013/by Rachel

The Electronic Edition

The entire Shenandoah Harmony is available as a hyperlinked…
May 30, 2013/by Rachel

Demo electronic edition

We are pleased to offer an electronic edition of The Shenandoah…
May 5, 2013/by Rachel

What they’re saying about us

We're so very excited that the book is being reviewed!  We sent…
February 25, 2013/by Rachel