A weblog by Will Fitzgerald

Great God, attend, while Zion sings

Another nice monthly Sacred Harp singing, with several friends back we haven’t seen for a while–Idy Kiser and Henry Schumann for example–and a return of Tom Malone, who moved to Michigan recently, plus some new singers. We sang a number of ‘fast’ tunes slowly tonight, such as Ballstown, which is usually sung at a very fast clip, but sang it slow, as it was sung by these folks in 1938 (See previous post on this). It’s interesting to see, as I understand Sacred Harp singing better, how individual singings take on a kind of personality; it’s not just a bunch of songs strung together.


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