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       The Shapenote Event pages formerly hosted at ( have moved to a new site, but the domain name is still
       Other shapenote information such as memorial pages, flyers and photography from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed area, and notes on the various shapenote systems, are being moved here to
       Resources for shapenote books and recordings will remain at for the foreseable future.
Singing Sacred Harp ~ Anne Pratt
       I love to sing Sacred Harp. Something moves me; when the sound swells and the harmony is awe-inspiring and the poetry speaks with great power, I know I am moved by the Spirit.
       I know many of us define the Spirit differently, as Al Frank [remarked]. There is mystery here, and grace, and love. Whether we define the Spirit within one of the many Christian traditions, or simply feel it as the music speaks through us, we are joined at those moments in the Sacred Harp tradition, and the Spirit moves through us, by the meaning of the poetry, or the grace of God, the unfathomable mystery of the music, or the sharing of tradition in community. We each bring a unique experience of Sacred Harp music to the hollow square, and together our individual experiences join to build a community of enormous power and joy.
And when from death I'm free, I'll sing and joyful be;
Throughout eternity, I'll sing on.
       ~ "Wondrous Love"
       Lyrics from
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1811
Shapenotes Information
       Shapenotes History and Practice, with Graphics for Three Systems
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Area Shapenote Singers

Charlottesville Sacred Harp Singers (Charlottesville, Virginia)
       First Annual Rivanna River Sacred Harp Singing Convention
Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers
       Northern Shenandoah All Day Singing 2007: Images
       Northern Shenandoah All Day Singing 2008: Images
Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers
       Flyers, Minutes, Memories
Richmond Sacred Harp Singers (Richmond, Virginia)
       James River Sacred Harp Convention 2007: Images
       Karen House
       Mary K. Friday
       Frank Evans
Shapenote Singings of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Area
       Chesapeake Bay Watershed Area Shapenote Events
(Potomac River, Richmond, Northern Shenandoah, Baltimore, Rivanna River, DC, Sandy Spring)
       Charlottesville Sacred Harp Singers (Charlottesville, Virginia)
       DC Shape Note Singers
       Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers
       The Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers
       Richmond Sacred Harp Singers
(Richmond, Virginia)
       Sandy Spring Sacred Harp Singers
Shapenotes Resources
       Browse or Search the Shape Notes Recordings Index (to be repaired and updated)
       Berkley Moore has an updated list (January 2009) with many more recordings at Recordings Index.
       Shape Notes Recordings Index: tab-delimited text file (about 500K) *
       The Sacred Harp Cooper Edition Index
       More Shapenote Resources on the Web
       Shapenotes Books and Recordings at Rising Dove Bookstore
           Audio: text only
           Books: text only

       Present Joys/Blessings Past
       Two-CD Set Recording of the Ninth Annual Potomac River Convention, 1998
       (out of print; inquire about print-on-demand).
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