More Useful or Interesting Shaped Note Sites
Will Partain offers the following sites:
Bremen, Germany - their Sacred Harp site, in English
and their Christian Harmony (2010) site, also in English
The parts are separated and can be listened to individually. Sung by robots! Strange sound. Useful. :)
The site for Quay Smathers Singing School:
There is a new website for the Etowah (NC) singings:
It will have pictures and links to videos and such.
In November 2015, William Walker's 1873 Christian Harmony has been republished as a (almost) facsimile edition. See
Robert Kelley has made an online index for The Christian Harmony, 2010. Here you can find Tune Name, Book(s), Composer, Poet, First Line, Meter.
Don Wiley found this link to Jesse Aikin's "The Christian Minstrel"
Don also found "The Easy Instructor" as a downloadable .pdf file
Ken George suggests this as a great site for recorded singings:
"The Parting Hand" is a place for people to list the names of their favorite
tunes in the hopes that, when "the evening shades appear", their friends
and loved ones will know what to sing. Thanks to Lucy Heyerman for the
Don Wiley has a website for the singers who meet at Johnson City TN.
New Harp sites:
The official website for "New Harp of Columbia"
A link suggested by Lee Craig: CCEL.org has a .pdf of the entire Southern
Harmony available for download and a bunch of recordings from the Big
An article by Dr. John G. Hollingsworth on Shape Note Singing - Christian
Harmony in Newton County, Mississippi
The most comprehensive site on the net for all things shape note, but has
a heavy Sacred Harp slant:
A place to find books and recordings - a useful site:
Where Scott got his book rebound; very reasonable prices:
Many field recordings, mostly Sacred Harp but fun to download, sing with,
The Sacred Harp Composer Index, massaged and sent by Robert Kelley. Thanks for this, it's quite helpful.
Note: very small print, so it fits on one printed page. It's a .pdf file,
requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you find other sites of interest, please send a link to the webmaster!
I also would like to fix or remove broken links.
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