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, November 13, 2016 — notes

Singing from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 and Cooper 2012 (CB) Revisions, and from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH).

I won’t say politics wasn’t on our minds when we walked into the room, but any commentary was expressed through song rather than words, as it should be.

A big crowd, with locals, a slew of fun new people (including a choir leader from Princeton and some of her former students), and an honored guest, Stacy, sharing her strong voice and cheerful presence. Thanks to Sam for figuring out how to make the coffee pot (that I found! on the street! on the way to the singing!) get hot. Next month I will add chamomile and black teas to the selection.

Present: Terry, Ben S-H, Patrick, Jamie, Sara L, Ezra, Alice W., Jasmine, Stuart, Molly, Paul C., Sam, Chris X., Eric H., Sarah H., and me, nbm. Visiting: Stacy from Minneapolis. New: Penna and John, Jennifer, Jenani, Alex, Paul S., Chris Z, Stephanie, Ilusha, Caitlin, and one more, Ilusha’s friend, whose name I caught and then lost; I do apologize. We collected $33.

I’m sorry I haven’t posted October’s notes; let me acknowledge here a collection of $28. I made an accumulated contribution of $125 for the past four months and dropped it off along with some baked goods on Friday, Nov. 11.

56t COLUMBIANA    nbm
31t NINETY-THIRD PSALM    Paul C.
— lesson —    nbm
72b BELLEVUE    Stacy
129 HEAVENLY ARMOR    Chris X
ShH 114 YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS    Sam
ShH 119 LAMENTATION    Jenani
ShH 140b TEN THOUSAND CHARMS    Terry
400 STRUGGLE ON     Ben
31b WEBSTER    Paul S.
440 NORTH SALEM    Sara L.
178 AFRICA    Penna
ShH 227 BERNE    Ezra
457 WAYFARING STRANGER    Alice
ShH 309 OVERTON    nbm in memory of Elaine Werlin

BREAK

Callback: 105 JEWETT    nbm­
106 ECSTASY     Jasmine
42 CLAMANDA    Patrick
ShH 413 MARCIA    Jamie
ShH 29 HATFIELD    Ezra
CB 518 LOVE AT HOME    Paul C.
157 ESSAY    Stacy
475 A THANKFUL HEART     Chris X.
CB 571 NOT MADE WITH HANDS    Molly
53 JERUSALEM    Ilusha
216 DELIGHT    Terry
ShH 305 THO’ DARK BE MY WAY    Sam
ShH 270 TENDER HEARTED CHRISTIAN    Ben
ShH 163 MY BRETHREN ALL    Jamie
107 RUSSIA    Patrick
268 DAVID’S LAMENTATION    Paul S.
271t ARKANSAS    Sara
ShH 162 ALL IS WELL    Caitlin
ShH 296 UNITIA    Stuart
ShH 105 PETITION    Alice
328 PRAISE GOD    Jasmine
CB 54t PALMETTO    nbm
ShH 12b STROUDWATER    Eric
ShH 373 WEEPING MARY    Paul C.
ShH 125 ISLINGTON    Stacy
163b CHINA    Chris X
CB 587 NEARER  MY GOD TO THEE    Molly
Closer: 49b MEAR    Stacy

Total songs:  42
SH: 22
CB: 4
ShH: 16

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