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Rachel Wells Hall

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
Rachel Wells Hall

Suffering Savior (p. 344t)

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This was my response to a post by Matt Bell on the fasola-discussions list, but it deserves its own place here... The arrangement of SUFFERING SAVIOR that's in William Hauser's Hesperian Harp is one of my favorite songs.  It's in the…
Rachel Wells Hall

Committee picks, part 1: Rachel

Now that the book is at the printers, we on the music committee have decided to write a series of posts about the songs we are most excited to be singing!  I got this idea because I always liked seeing "staff picks" at a bookstore. I've…
Rachel Wells Hall

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,…