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, August 14, 2016

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Singing 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 $36. It was far too hot to ­­brew and drink tea. It was so hot, in fact, that I wondered if we’d get more than three or four people: we had 19 and a fine-sounding singing, with a particularly excellent bass section including Myles and Ben, mid-travels.

Why isn’t CB 272 MARTHASVILLE set in 6/4? (Presumed answer: Because the composer didn’t want it that fast. But I’d like it that way, swingy.) And on behalf of the trebles, I apologize for missing that SO in ShH 294 (but in our defense, it’s hard!).

Present: Terry, Sam, Myles, Ben S-H, Gary, Chris; Stuart, Solon, Andre, Paul, Molly; Nancy B., Mary Ellen, Sara, Rebecca W.; Jasmine, Alice W., nbm. New: Ellen Resnick.

Lesson    nbm
56t COLUMBIANA    nbm
56b VILLULIA    Jasmine
49t OLD HUNDRED    Paul
36b NINETY FIFTH    Andre
CB 30t ROCHESTER    Terry
ShH 1b ROCKBRIDGE    Sam
569t EMMAUS    Sara
50b HUMILITY    Nancy B
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN    Mary Ellen
ShH 57 NEW ORLEANS    nbm
354b HAPPY LAND    Alice
31t NINETY-THIRD PSALM    Paul
ShH 431 NORTH PROVIDENCE    Andre
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN    Molly
CB 408 WEEPING MARY    Terry
ShH 403 HICKS’ FAREWELL    Sam
ShH 124 GONE TO REST    Solon
ShH 260t CONFLICT    Sara
ShH 346t WARREN    Nancy B
CB 486 NO NIGHT ON THAT
GOLDEN SHORE    Mary Ellen
CB 273 MARTHASVILLE    nbm
84 AMSTERDAM    Alice
ShH 7b WINCHESTER    Stuart
CB 312 SING TO ME OF
HEAVEN     Paul
ShH 181 THE GOOD PHYSICIAN    Andre
ShH 22b PSALM 30    Jordan
230 CONVERTING GRACE    Myles  }
38t WINTER    Ben                                } topical!

BREAK

Callback: 82t BOUND FOR
CANAAN    nbm­
385b CAN I LEAVE YOU    Gary
ShH 132 STAR IN THE EAST    Sam
ShH 61 WABASH    Terry
ShH 81 THE SHEPHERD’S STAR    Chris
57 CHRISTIAN SOLDIER    Sara
ShH 248b TRIUMPH    Nancy B
CB 515 WHEN THE LORD SHALL
COME FOR ME    Mary Ellen
100 BOWER OF PRAYER    Rebecca
ShH 109 ZION’S WALLS    nbm
128 THE PROMISED LAND    Alice
ShH 404t PARADISE    Stuart
CB 376 HELP ME TO SING    Paul
CB 571 NOT MADE WITH
HANDS    Andre
501 O’LEARY    Molly
400 STRUGGLE ON    Solon
179 CHRISTIAN WARFARE    Jordan
ShH 243 BALM IN GILEAD    Gary
ShH 140b TEN THOUSAND
CHARMS    Terry
ShH 306 BUONAPARTE    Sam
SH 5b BREAKER    Chris
ShH 294 AN ANTHEM FROM
ISAIAH    Myles
ShH 114 YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS     Ben
ShH 18b A SONG OF TEXAS    Sara
ShH 136 PERFECT LOVE    Nancy B
CB 96 MERCY SEAT    Mary Ellen
ShH 158b THE APPLETREE    Rebecca
Closer: 267 PARTING FRIENDS    Myles & Ben

Total songs:  28 + 28 = 56
SH: 20
CB: 10
ShH: 26

Personal favorites: As in previous months, Mary Ellen called RIVER OF JORDAN, Sara called CONFLICT, Terry called ROCHESTER. Other duplicates from July include SH 49, 56b,  and 267; CB 505; and ShH 158b and 124.

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