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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
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

Jolly Soldier

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Here's JOLLY SOLDIER, which was arranged by Edward R. White for the Social Harp (1855). The words are based on a broadside ballad "The Rambling Sailor" or "The Rambling Soldier." White only included the first verse in his setting, as the other…