First observe of how many Notes compass the Tune is. Next, the place of your first Note; and how many Notes above & below that: so as you may begin the Tune of your first Note as the rest may be sung in the compass of your and the peoples voices, without Squeaking above, or Grumbling below.

Brooklyn shapenote singing, July 2016 — notes

igloo ice creamSinging from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 and Cooper 2012 (CB) Revisions, and from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH), and from other four-shape sources.

We collected $46.  I had bought Earl Grey and what turned out to be MORE peppermint tea  with last month’s reserved funds, leaving $3 with which I will get some chamomile, unless someone has a different preference.  Thanks to Solon for calling BUNKER HILL and Jordan for BOULDER, with their sadly timely, terrifying texts of “blood and carnage.”

I was delighted to have a nice group back to my place for ice cream and mojitos afterwards, capped off with a lounge and sing on my upstairs neighbor’s roof deck, featuring commercial cranes (yes, they work from time to time), other roofs, and the Statue of Liberty like a rubber toy floating far off on the harbor. Let’s not forget the Miracle of the Mint appearing just when it was needed to make those mojitos possible. Marshmallow Fluff is ridiculously sticky.

Present: Bruce, Solon, Terry, Jordan; Nancy B., Sara, Sarah, Mary Ellen, Rebecca, Julie; Paul, Lynn, Gideon, Gwen, Jacob, Charles; Alice W., Jasmine, me.  New: Jacob’s friends Isaac and Gabriel.

48t DEVOTION    nbm
Lesson    nbm
354b HAPPY LAND    Alice
49t OLD HUNDRED    Paul
56b VILLULIA    Gwen
63 CORONATION    Jacob
37b LIVERPOOL     Solon
CB 30t ROCHESTER    Terry
ShH 260t CONFLICT    Sara
324 NORTH PORT    Rebecca
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN    Mary Ellen
ShH 7b WINCHESTER    Nancy B.
504 WOOD STREET    Sarah
ShH 77 COLLINS    nbm
367 CONSOLATION    Jasmine
ShH 158b THE APPLETREE    Alice
ShH 264b MILLBROOK    Paul
312b RESTORATION (1st)    Lynn
ShH 226 THORNY DESERT    Gwen
59 HOLY MANNA    Gabriel
131t MESSIAH    Gideon
313t CONCORD    Charles
ShH 373b WEEPING MARY    Jacob
ShH 440 ARINELLO    Isaac
89 CHURCH’S DESOLATION    Jordan

BREAK

Callback: 67 COLUMBUS    nbm­
ShH 106 BUNKER HILL    Solon
CB 581b WELLS SECOND    Terry
ShH 444t YE OBJECTS OF SENSE    Julie
545 THE PILGRIM’S WAY    Sarah
430 ARBACOOCHEE    Rebecca
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN    Mary Ellen
ShH 124 GONE TO REST    Nancy B.
ShH 10 SOMETHING NEW    nbm
ShH 103 BABE OF BETHELEHEM    Alice
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US AWAY    Gideon
267 PARTING FRIENDS    Lynn
CB 411 FINEST FLOWER    Gwen (for Jon, who asked for a CB song)
81t BEACH SPRING    Charles
159 WONDROUS LOVE    Jacob
80b SERVICE OF THE LORD    Isaac
CB 587 NEARER MY GOD TO THEE    Solon
CB 559 WILL YOU MEET ME    Terry
ShH 242 BOULDER    Jordan
CB 116 I WILL SHOUT & SING IN GLORY    Julie
384 PANTING FOR HEAVEN    Sara
106 ECSTASY    Rebecca
CB 515 WHEN THE LORD SHALL COME FOR ME    Mary Ellen
ShH 15 CONVERSE    Nancy B
Closer: ShH 403 HICKS’ FAREWELL nbm

Total songs:  23 + 25 = 48
SH: 22
CB: 8
ShH: 18

Distribution not too dissimilar from last month, just a touch heavier on the ShH and lighter on the CB side.  Some personal favorites reappeared from June (and perhaps months before): Paul called MILLBROOK, Mary Ellen called RIVER OF JORDAN, Lynn called RESTORATION (1st), Sara called CONFLICT, Jacob called WEEPING MARY from the Shen Harm.

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