INCLUSIVITY

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The Shenandoah Harmony Publishing Company and the co-authors of The Shenandoah Harmony are committed to building a welcoming and affirming shape note singing community. Currently, there is a much needed discussion about racial and gender inclusion in singing and we feel compelled to address this. Read more

184 Sinai

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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,…

NSV 2012 All-Day Recordings

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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…

A Preview of The Shenandoah Harmony

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…