The Sacred Harp: A Tradition and Its Music (Brown Thrasher Books)

By: Buell E. Cobb Jr.

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On any Sunday afternoon a traveler through the Deep South might chance upon the rich, full sound of Sacred Harp singing. Aided with nothing but their own voices and the traditional shape-note songbook, Sacred Harp singers produce a sound that is unmistakable--clear and full-voiced. Passed down from early settlers in the backwoods of the Southern Uplands, this religious folk tradition hearkens back to a simpler age when Sundays were a time for the Lord and the "singings."

Illustrated with forty-one songs from the original songbook, The Sacred Harp is a comprehensive account of a unique form of folk music. Buell Cobb's study encompasses the history of the songbook itself, an analysis of the music, and an intimate portrait of the singers who have kept alive a truly American tradition.

Title:: The Sacred Harp: A Tradition and Its Music (Brown Thrasher Books)

Author:: Buell E. Cobb Jr.

Categories: Music,

Publisher: University of Georgia Press: December 2004

ISBN Number:: 0820323713

ISBN Number: 13: 9780820323718

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 151205