The ~12th Swannanoa Valley Singing

Center for the Arts
Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina

Saturday, November 12, 2005

All songs from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint).
Leaders often led two songs at a time.

A number of us arrived early to help set up and by about 9:30 our work was completed, so we decided to sing - a sort of preliminary warming up which would not "count" towards songs already sung.

145b, Consolation - Chris Wilhelm
143t, Coleshill - Guy Bankes
183t, Portugal - Mary Baumeister
279, Oliphant - Lucy Sandidge

... at which point Willie unexpectedly arrived!

At 10 AM Joe Holbert welcomed the singers and we began with a moment of silence.
129t, Coronation - Joe Holbert
157, Hallelujah
245t, Bozrah - Willie Israel
299, Green Meadows
80b, Boswell - Guy Bankes [footnote]
170b, Bohemia
183t, Portugal - Mary Baumeister
63t, Condescension
93, Something New - Chris Wilhelm
77b, Cambridge
217, Jerusalem - Sarah Jane Thomas
269t, Restoration
290, Amity - Lucy Sandidge
279, Oliphant
223t, Hendon - Eddie Mash
216t, O, Save
289b, Happy Land - Jeff Farr
359, Wondrous Love - Cheryl Summers and son, Wyatt
117, Angel Band - Marie Craig
182t, Rothwell - Willie Israel
140, Edom
128t, Ninety-Fifth - Dan Huger
369, Easter Anthem
291b, Warrenton - Ann Strange

Joe called for a moment of silent grace and we broke for Dinner.

381A, Not Made with Hands - Carl Blozan
381C, Twilight is Falling
381D, Holy Manna - Joe Holbert
59b, Dove of Peace
146b, Bangor - Guy Bankes
41b, Ardor
231b, Indian's Farewell - Mary Baumeister
282, Friendship
132, Damascus - Chris Wilhelm
67b, Dundee
106, Sweet Rivers - Sarah Jane Thomas
55b, Idumea
51, Lonsdale - Lucy Sandidge
214, Hosanna
52, Newburg - Eddie Mash (then re-led by Dan, twice as fast)
144t, Tribulation
56b, Sing to Me of Heaven - Jeff Farr
238b, Heavenly Armor
144b, Walk with God - Cheryl Summers (with Mary Baumeister)
28t, Mocksville - Marie Craig
248b, Union - Dan Huger
261t, The Good Shepherd
178b, Duke Street - Ann Strange
320, Urmund - Carl Blozan
367, David's Lamentation
198, Creation - Joe Holbert
128b, Hester - Guy Bankes
206b, Supplication - Mary Baumeister
338b, Davis - Chris Wilhelm
339, Samanthra - Sarah Jane Thomas

We passed the hat for donations to pay for this space.

89b, Northfield - Lucy Sandidge
207t, Windham - Dan Huger


200b, Parting Hand

There were 25–30 singers. It was good to have Cheryl and Jeff's children, Wyatt and Cleo, singing with us. The day was a perfect fall day, bright and brisk.

[footnote] Guy commented on some notes in the treble of Boswell which are preceded by a "natural" sign. Since they are already natural, he is of the opinion this is a misprint and they should be sharped.

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