diy CD

DIY ShH Disc

We’ve had numerous requests to make some sampler CDs for folks who want to get started with the book.  All these tracks are also available for free download on our web site.  They’re rough “field recordings” of various singings and only intended for teaching purposes.  Here’s how it works:

  • Where possible, we’ll try to have some CDs available at singings. Donations to cover our costs are appreciated.
  • If you’d like to make your own, you can download the whole disc as one zip file, import the songs into a program such as iTunes or Windows Media Player, order the tracks by track number, and burn an audio disc.  There are printable track lists to go with the discs.
  • If you’d like to make CDs for other singers too, you are welcome to do so, and you may take donations to cover your costs.
  • If you prefer to play the tracks streaming online, they are available at the bottom of this page.  Don’t forget that many of our recordings are also on our YouTube channel.


This discs represents some favorite songs from the first six months of singing (see our Minutes).  If you go to a Shenandoah all-day singing, you can expect many, if not most, of these songs to be called.  There are two long fugues here (Sinai and Pennsylvania). These are ones that we’ve been singing for more than a year from the sampler packet.  This disc also contains a good number of slow songs.

Print track list:  Playlist (PDF)

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We’ve added the best of our recordings that are not included in Disc 1.  Quite a few of these came from our book launch in Cork, Ireland, where we had an especially fine class.  All of our 30 most popular songs–and most of our top 50 songs–are represented in Discs 1 and 2.  There are four Christmas songs here, if you’re looking…

Print track list: Playlist (PDF)

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DISC 3: IN BETHLEHEM CITY: Christmas Songs from The Shenandoah Harmony

You can download and listen to this CD here.

Streaming playlists


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.”

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