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Shape-Notes, “The Sacred Harp” and the Hollow Square: an American Musical Tradition.
(2009)
  • Robert C Delvin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • Shape-note hymnals,
  • Shape-note singing,
  • Singing schools
Publication Date
Fall November 20, 2009
Citation Information
Robert C Delvin. "Shape-Notes, “The Sacred Harp” and the Hollow Square: an American Musical Tradition." (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_delvin/5/