14th Annual South Carolina Singing in Memory of William Walker

Burwell Building, Wofford College
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Books: The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition and The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint).

A singing school focusing principally on the four-shape method was conducted by Hugh McGraw; Mr McGraw then led the class through 49t (SH), Old Hundred. Dan Huger then gave further comments the seven-shape method, and led the class through 210t (CHw), Old Hundred.

Mr McGraw recognized Dr Doyle Boggs, Wofford College host, who welcomed the singers, and introduced also Dr Gerald Thurman, also hosting the singing. Mr McGraw then proposed that the morning session be given to the Christian Harmony. As the sense of the class was agreeable to this, Dan Huger led 77b (CHw), Cambridge.

Mr McGraw then proposed the class go into business session.
Dan Huger was elected to chair the morning session, from Christian Harmony; and Jonathon Smith was elected to chair the afternoon session, from Sacred Harp. Business session closed.

116t, The Finest Flower - John Plunkett
58t, Liverpool - Nathan Rees
58b, Primrose - Chris Wilhelm
208b, French Broad - Ken George
59t, Mear - Walter Hartley
135, Raymond - Danny Arms
105b, Resignation - Jonathon Smith
171t, Sessions - Frances Carnell
214, Hosanna - Hugh McGraw


291b, Warrenton - Caroline Parsons
381A, Not Made with Hands - Bill Burns
51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
67b, Dundee - Steve Walker
207t, Windham - Chris Berg
178b, Duke Street - Bobbi Albert
68b, Arlington - Charles Lowery
141, Detroit - Leon Carnell
120t, The Lonesome Dove - Dan Huger
293, Lenox - Nathan Rees
154t, Happy Time - Chris Wilhelm
381C, Twilight is Falling - Ken George
369, Easter Anthem - Walter Hartley
134, Liberty - Danny Arms
89b, Northfield - Jonathon Smith
88, Pisgah - Frances Carnell
120b, Spartanburg - John Plunkett (in a note Mr Walker says: 'This song composed on March 15, 1873' - 135 years ago today!)
117, Angel Band - Hugh McGraw
215t, In That Morning - Caroline Parsons
157, Hallelujah - Bill Burns
Blessing, John Plunkett

DINNER (which was in the college cafeteria, compliments of the college)

The class resumed singing in the afternoon session from The Sacred Harp.
Singers were invited to lead two songs as they wished.
59, Holy Manna - Jonathon Smith
222, Ocean - Diane Eskenasy
155, Northfield
503, Lloyd - Leon Carnell
36b, Ninety-Fifth - Frances Carnell
569b, Sacred Throne
278b, Traveling Pilgrim - Hugh McGraw and Jeanne Fowler
523, Pleyel's Hymn (Second) - Bobbi Albert
282, I'm Going Home - Caroline Parsons
335, Return Again
500, Living Hope - John Plunkett
84, Amsterdam (for Ginny Faust)
45t, New Britain - Ken George
47b, Idumea
440, North Salem - Nathan Rees
31t, Ninety-Third Psalm - Katie Slusher
178, Africa - David Witherspoon
268, David's Lamentation - Chris Wilhelm (in memory of Jack Fried, deceased at nine years of age)
484, Heavenly Union
164, Duane Street - Bill Burns
127, Green Fields


267, Parting Friends (First) - Dan Huger
32t, Corinth
28b, Wells - Robert Kelley
144, Jubilee
177, The Christian's Flight - Danny Arms
480, Redemption - Walter Hartley
347, Christian's Farewell
107, Russia - Steve Walker
208, Traveling On
145t, Warrenton - Becky Walker


46, Let Us Sing
Closing prayer, John Plunkett

There were some seventy persons present.
The weather was rainy.
During the afternoon a collection was held; after minutes expenses, balance will be sent to Dr Harry Eskew, who is maintaining in a savings account excess funds, to be used for a proposed memorial in Spartanburg, to William Walker, A.S.H.
Many thanks to Wofford College, for their very generous hospitality.

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