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Word Of Mouth Chorus: Rivers of Delight

American Folk Hymns from the Sacred HarpTradition
Northfield
Soar Away
Cowper
Evening Shade
Daniel Read
Elder Edmund Dumas
Eternal Day
Sweet Prospect
North Port
Greenwich
Wondrous Love
Peace and Joy
Parting Friends
Weeping Mary
Alabama
Milford
New Jerusalem
The Better Land
attr. Elkanah Kelsey Dare
attr. Elkanah Kelsey Dare
Morning

Shape-note music refers to a particular system of notation and part singing popularized in the nineteenth century through a series of songbooks, of which the "Sacred Harp," compiled in 1844, was one. Typically sung in four parts, these spirited folk-derived tunes are rough-hewn, having emerged from the English Colonies that were their soil; their subject matter, the sacred and the secular. These songs were sung by and for the people, though displaying a fine musical sensibility; the "Word of Mouth Chorus" (from Plainfield, Vermont) is in top form, singing "Greenwich," "The Better Land," "Northfield" and eighteen others.

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