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Printings of J. S. James’s Original Sacred Harp

There were four early printings of Original Sacred Harp between the book’s initial publication in 1911 and 1929.1 Each features a similar cover. Of the differences among the books’ covers, the most prominent is the color of the ink, paper … Continue reading

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Stitched Together: S. M. Denson’s Alto Part for “The Last Words of Copernicus”

“Perhaps the most instantly recognizable musical feature of” Sarah Lancaster’s song “The Last Words of Copernicus” (p. 112 in The Sacred Harp) “was not in [the composer’s] original three-part setting,” I wrote in the winter 2013–2014 issue of the Country Dance and Song Society News. … Continue reading

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J. S. James, Leading, Composition, and Starting a Singing – Classes at Camp Fasola

I taught several classes this June and July at the two sessions of Camp Fasola, a weeklong summer camp for learning Sacred Harp singing, history, and traditions held in Alabama. With Aldo Ceresa, I co-taught a class on the music … Continue reading

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