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Kelly Macklin

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

Keystone 2013 Recordings

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We debuted our preview packet at the 2012 Keystone Convention in Bethlehem PA. We're hoping that this session, from Keystone 2013 in Philadelphia, was the last big singing from the packet before the book is available. It's interesting to compare…
Kelly Macklin

Committee picks, part 4: Kelly

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  After finally getting to peruse the book in hand, I have renewed my acquaintance with songs we sang months ago. I second many previous picks including 184 Sinai (my favorite fugue), 334 Gethsemane (we opened with this stark, minor…
Kelly Macklin

Committee Picks, part 2: Nora

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I have truly had an amazing experience working on this book. This is a list of songs that have really grabbed me right from the beginning for a number of reasons: They are beautiful, they are interesting, I think they are going to sound amazing…
Kelly Macklin

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,…