Sacred Harp singers

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  • Some claim that he taught more Sacred Harp singers than any other man.
  • Two other books are currently used by Sacred Harp singers.
  • Sacred Harp singers view their tradition as a participatory one, not a passive one.
  • As time passed, Sacred Harp singers doubtless became aware that what they were singing had become quite distinct from contemporary tastes.
  • Sacred Harp singers sit in a hollow square, with rows of seating for each section surrounding a fairly small central open area.
  • One element of the tone quality of traditional Sacred Harp singers that can be clearly asserted is that they never use vibrato.
  • Walker's compositions and arrangements are widely sung today by Sacred Harp singers as well as others.
  • This form of the song is still widely sung by Sacred Harp singers under the title "Clamanda".
  • Sacred Harp singers do not applaud after songs.
  • When Sacred Harp singers begin a song, they normally start by singing it with the appropriate syllable for each pitch, using the shapes to guide them.
  • To the contrary, it is part of the tradition that musically creative Sacred Harp singers should become composers themselves and add to the canon.
  • The Mulberry River Convention, also of Alabama, asked that any new songs be "composed by Sacred Harp singers only."
  • These undesirable outcomes, together with the relative rarity of good pitching skills, lead to high esteem among Sacred Harp singers for good pitchers.
  • The Alabama Sacred Harp Singers were a choir specializing in sacred harp music.
  • His work is also popular among Sacred Harp singers; eleven of his tunes appear in The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.
  • In just two years, J. L. White made three attempts to revise the Sacred Harp in a manner that would satisfy Sacred Harp singers.
  • Cobb notes that among certain communities of African American Sacred Harp singers in South Alabama, the pitcher position is a paid one, appointed in advance and given a special seat at the singing.
  • Samples used on the album were taken from artists as diverse as the electronic duo Suicide and gospel choir the Alabama Sacred Harp Singers.
  • For example, the pitch preferences of traditional singers "may explain why the Sacred Harp singers have not responded favorably to recordings of their songs by trained choirs."
  • Traditional Sacred Harp singers often "add dots" to their music, in the sense that they will make the notes falling on the strong musical beat about one and a half times as long as written, with the following note shortened to half of its written duration in compensation.
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