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I Belong to This Band - 85 Years of Sacred Harp recordings   

Song NameAs Performed By
The Christian Hope 134Denson's Sacred Harp Singers of Arley
Antioch 277Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Christian Soldier 57The Denson Quartet
Jubilee 144Roswell Sacred Harp Singers
Save, Lord, Or We Perish 224Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Cuba 401Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
Invocation 131BHenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
The Christian Warfare 179The Original Sacred Harp Choir
Concord 313TRoswell Sacred Harp Singers
Morning 163THenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Reverential Anthem 234Roswell Sacred Harp Singers
The Morning Trumpet 85Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
New Morning Sun 436S. Whit Denson - A One Voice Quartette
The Child of Grace 77THenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Ninety-Fifth 36BDenson's Sacred Harp Singers of Arley
Consecration 448THenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Blooming Youth 176BHuggins & Philips Sacred Harp Singers
Marlborough 228Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
North Port 324Lee Wells & His Jasper Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
Farewell Anthem 260Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
The Good Old Way 213TDenson-Parris Sacred Harp Singers
Weeping Mary 408Roswell Sacred Harp Quartet
Ninety-Fifth 36BHenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Present Joys 318Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
Corinth 32THenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
White 288Roswell Sacred Harp Singers
Coronation 63Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers
Sabbath Morning 283Roswell Sacred Harp Singers
Whitestown 211Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Traveling Pilgrim 278BHenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention

"I Belong to This Band" follows the practice of shape-note singing from 1922 through to the present, offering 30 distinct cuts, spanning a mess of geographies, years, and intentions. Shape-note singing, a church-based southern song system based in four notes (sung as fa, sol, la, and mi), was initially designed as an all-inclusive, participatory choral tradition - it's not necessary to know how to read music to sing shape notes, most songs are transposed a cappella, and each piece is specifically engineered for swarms of singers, meaning the whole always trumps the parts. Although there are several shape note songbooks, The Sacred Harp is the most celebrated collection (published in 1844, by Benjamin Franklin Wright and Elisha J. King, it contains over 250 songs), and somewhere along the way, it became the movement's lone manifesto and remains tucked under the pillows of dedicated shape-note singers everywhere - appropriately, each track included here was born from The Sacred Harp.

Item code: 2346C | 1 CD | $14.95
Gospel | Primarily a cappella
880226000622 | DUTD6.2

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