Shape-Notes, “The Sacred Harp” and the Hollow Square: an American Musical Tradition.
A survey of the late 18th and 19th-century, American singing school tradition, shape-note hymnals with emphasis on "The Sacred Harp" (1844); cultural connotations and musical performance practices.
Robert C. Delvin. "Shape-Notes, “The Sacred Harp” and the Hollow Square: an American Musical Tradition.". Nov. 2009.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_delvin/5
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