Small Middletown Singing

Filed under: Sacred Harp and Shape Note Music
Posted by jesse on June 13, 2004 at 12:09 pm

I just got back from a shape note singing from the Sacred Harp in Middletown, CT. It was a small singing, and we ended up paring things down to three parts. It has me thinking about shape note singing as a dying tradition, wondering whether it is in fact dying, and whether I’ll see the tradition grow or shrink, and how it will change over my lifetime. I don’t know what I’d do without shape note music.

I’ve been thinking through plans for my new shape note music blog. A first step in creating this new site is to figure out how to configure WordPress. I’m going to start duplicating my blogger posts in that blog and figure out how to separately display posts from different categories. Should be neat.