Quaker Sacred Harp singers

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Quaker Sacred Harp singers

For Quakes who sing from the Sacred Harp, or love those who do.

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Latest Activity: 10th month 15, 2015

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Free Church of Scotland A Capella Psalm Singing in Gaelic (that's gal-ik)

Started by William F Rushby. Last reply by Paula Roberts 12th month 4, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by William F Rushby on 7th mo. 24, 2013 at 12:30pm

Another YouTube video of Gaelic psalm singing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMqKxpq6QAE&list=RD34k3MzZgPBL3Q

Comment by Alice Bejnar on 3rd mo. 23, 2013 at 12:20pm

Our Sacred Harp/Shape Note group sings 2 evenings a month in Tallahassee Fl-  with one of those singings at the Meetinghouse. This Monday night (4th Mondays), instead of singing in Meeting's glassed-in sunporch,  we will sing in the worship room for the first time in some years  The ancient musty carpet has been taken up- and that prompts our move! My faith is that our living God is everywhere present. As a human on this journey, my feeling of being, singing &  worshiping in this room has special spiritual aliveness and connectedness.  I have worshiped in this loving Friends community here for so many years.  I was married in this room.  Our singers recall the solace of singing "Sweet Peace,"  in this room right after 9/11. Some of us experienced the death of our mothers around the same time, and discovered that "She is Sleeping" was a gift to us.   So Monday, we will sing from the Sacred Harp-Denson Book as well as the Christian Harmony.  We are typically a very mirthful group and we welcome any new or visiting singers. We also sing from the Cooper SH edition on most Friday nights after the second Sunday. 

Comment by Carol V. Crawford on 1st mo. 4, 2010 at 7:50am
I love Star in the East. Southern Harmony has a lot of really beautiful tunes - other favorites of mine are Consolation, #17, Condescension #312, Tender Care #331, and The Turtle Dove #43. I live near Green Bay, WI - if anyone is ever in this area, I'd love to sing with you.
Comment by Stephanie Stuckwisch on 1st mo. 1, 2010 at 3:45pm
I agree with you. They are songs first. I just haven't found the opportunity to join a shape note group.
Comment by Paul Landskroener on 12th mo. 30, 2009 at 6:53pm
I guess I qualify as a "folk musician" and agree that there are a lot of wonderful tunes in the Sacred Harp, Southern Harmony, and other shape-note books that are beautiful when played on dulcimer, banjo, etc. But nothing comes close to SINGING them, loud, with others.
Comment by Stephanie Stuckwisch on 12th mo. 30, 2009 at 2:13pm
I'm new to this group. I don't sing Sacred Harp, but love the music. I do play Sacred Harp and Southern Harmony tunes on my mountain dulcimer. I'm currently working on learning Star in the East - 16 Southern Harmony. Any other folk musicians in this group?
Comment by Carol V. Crawford on 9th mo. 7, 2009 at 7:40am
What's singing in my head these days: Last week: Swanton, 352 - The voice of my beloved sounds, over the rocks and rising grounds. Yesterday in Meeting: Holy Manna 59. And I'm having fun switching around words to tunes of the same meter. - Carol
 

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