Shape Note and Design Sections Added

Filed under: Website
Posted by jesse on December 16, 2003 at 11:09 am

I just added two new sections to the site. The first is an index of scores of shape note music I have been writing to showcase my compositional endeavors in this style [since enhanced and moved to a new URI]. I have also added links to various examples of my layout, graphic, and web design.


Filed under: Projects
Posted by jesse on at 10:10 am

I recoded parts the site today in PHP, a change which will hopefully make updating some parts of the more efficient.

Singing Shape Note Music

Filed under: Projects,Sacred Harp and Shape Note Music
Posted by jesse on December 12, 2003 at 11:22 pm

I went to Middletown, Connecticut today where a group of 25-30 shape note singers brought together by Neely Bruce sang a selection of shape note songs, largely from the Sacred Harp songbook. A reporter and photographer from the Hartford Courant attended and reported on the event. The selection of songs was meant to illustrate the history of the tradition, from “Old Hundred,” the oldest song in the book, to recent works.

The group sang four pieces from the shape note sketches found on this site, including “Hampshire” and “Monday,” as examples of recent compositions in the tradition. Thanks to Neely Bruce for the opportunity, and to Anne Rhodes and Mark and Linda Pearlman Karlsberg for advice and support preparing for the singing.