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Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: Desire for Piety

The Happy Sailor
Blooming Youth
Weeping Pilgrim
There We Our Jesus Shall Adore
Bound for Canaan
Cuba, Firm Foundation
Desire for Piety
Struggle On
Ninety-fifth Psalm
Fallen by the Way
Happy Home
The Dying Boy
The Father's Boundless Love
The Christian's Flight
Give Me Just A Little More Time

An invaluable document of a musical tradition stretching back to the Civil War that is on the verge of disappearing forever, Desire for Piety is a rare example of black Sacred Harp singing from rural southeast Alabama. The songs are from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, the hymn book primarily used by the seven million shape-note singers in this country. Liner notes by Henry Willett, an acknowledged authority on shape-note singing.

Item code: 2836C | 1 CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Gospel | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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