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

Challenging songs, Part II: 160 ADMIRATION

As a follow up to my previous post on challenging songs, here's another example of a difficult song that we may or may not include in the book.  Lemuel Babcock's ADMIRATION (ShH 160), from The Columbian Harmony (1793), illustrates one…

Challenging Songs: WASHINGTON'S DIRGE and 302 PARADISE

One of our constant struggles is finding an appropriate level of difficulty for the book.  Here are two challenging songs, one (WASHINGTON'S DIRGE) which we decided not to include and one (302 PARADISE) which is still in contention…