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.
Here is our 84-page preview of the Shenandoah Harmony. We sang from it at the NSV All-Day Singing in Millwood, Virginia, June 3, 2012. You are welcome to make multiple paper copies of this packet. However, please do not post it on a web site. Questions? Please read my post explaining our editorial policy. If […]
We’ve had a number of requests for a way to download all the recordings from our (in)complete recordings playlists. Here goes… Just a warning – as of February 13, 2018 we have 467 songs in the playlist, for a total of around 3 GB.