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Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: The Colored Sacred Harp

Prayer/Come To Jesus Now
Alone
The Signs of The Judgement
Florida Storm
Shout and Sing
Jesus Lives In My Soul
My Friend
Call Upon The Lord
Welcome Address
My Mother's Gone
Rejoice and Sing
Prosperity
Am I a Soldier of The Cross
It Is Finished

African American Sacred Harp singing conventions in southeastern Alabama began near the last third of the 19th century. While singing, for the most part, the same repertory of Sacred Harp music as their Anglo American counterparts, a vocal stylistic difference is clearly apparent. During a typical convention singing the participants arrange themselves in a square according to voice part, the basses facing the trebles, and the tenors facing the altos. A song leader stands in the middle of the square leading the singers first through the notes to the songs and then through the lyrics, a practice emanating from the traditional singing school classes, where singers are taught to sing the notes and then the words.

Item code: 2837C | 1 CD | $17.95 |add item to cart
Gospel | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
804332

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