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, Sunday, January 12, 2020

Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, January 12, 2020. St. Paul’s Church, Carroll Gardens. Singing from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 (SH) and Cooper 2012 (CB) Editions, and from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH).

A smaller, but highly enjoyable singing. Find for the month: ShH 33 FLORILLA. Sorry I haven’t made minutes for the last quarter of 2019. I thought I might do a spreadsheet for all five singings but just doing the SH calls and then fussing with the format nearly bored my fingers off. So unless people really care I’m not doing the ShH and CB, but I’ll post the SH sheet somewhere.

Two important notes: (1) The class agreed to a new way of handling the collection. Instead of my retaining it all, borrowing $5 here and there for cups and the like, and then writing a check each quarter, every month the first $40.00 will go to the church; any amount between $41 and $55 will be kept as a slush fund for tea, cups, new books, tape, or whatever the singing needs; any amount over $55 will be added to the gift to the church. I’ll leave envelopes for the slush fund and the monthly donation and reflect this update on the BK singing instructions page here. This month we collected $39, so it all went into an envelope and under the door of Fr. Wallace’s downstairs office.

(2) I won’t be at the singing in February, so am asking for a volunteer to be in charge. I’ll get the key to you. Very excitingly, Myles and Ben have offered to host the after-singing festivities which will feature the PECULIAR GROUND role-playing game created by London singer Francis Gaskin: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U3k4PZC4o_KCtDmvZgqXyb1eBVt1cmfG/view. LET ME KNOW if you can be the key-holder and cleanup-checker on February 9.

Other news: there’s now a key on a long cord that can be tossed out the window to latecomers and hauled back up.

Present: Paul, Sarah L., Sara S., Alice M., Nancy B., Jasmine, Jaime, Lynn, Ezra, Molly, nbm. Visiting: Stacey B., Scott L. New(ish): Cassady

Collected: $39

SH: 12   CB: 9 ShH: 25 Other: 1 TOTAL: 47

CB 50t CONSOLATION                                    nbm

CB 572 WE WILL SING W/THE ANGELS THERE       Paul

ShH 114 YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS                  Alice M

SH 42 CLAMANDA                                           Sarah L

CB 47t SALVATION O THE JOYFUL SOUND Nancy B

ShH 70t IMANDRA                                           Scott

ShH 418t ROCHESTER                                     Stacey

ShH 132 STAR IN THE EAST                           Paul

ShH 76b MOUNT WATSON                          nbm

SH 268 DAVID’S LAMENTATION                 Alice M

ShH 423 BRIER ISLAND                                   Jaime

ShH 236t WANTAGE                                       Molly

ShH 65t SALEM                                                 Nancy B

SH 353 MCGRAW                                             Scott

SH 101t CANAAN’S LAND                             Stacey

SH 38b WINDHAM                                           Lynn

SH 159 WONDROUS LOVE                            Paul

CB 39 EDEN OF LOVE                                      nbm

SH 89 THE CHURCH’S DESOLATION           Alice M

ShH 104b TIME IS WINGING US AWAY    Jaime

ShH 424b WALPOLE                                        Sarah L

ShH 326b THE GOOD OLD WAY                  Molly

JONAH                                                                  Scott L

ShH 5b BREAKER                                               Stacey

ShH 260t CONFLICT                                         Jasmine

BREAK

CB 72 FIRM FOUNDATION                            Stacey

CB 30b PROSPECT                                            Lynn

CB 442t BLOOMING YOUTH                         Paul

ShH 253 MY NATIVE LAND                           nbm

SH 86 POLAND                                                  Alice M

SH 33b ABBEVILLE                                            Sarah L

ShH 202 MORPHEUS                                      Jaime

ShH 420t O TURN YE                                       Molly

ShH 413 MARCIA                                             Nancy B

ShH 210 AMANDA                                           Scott

ShH 418b LEICESTER                                        Jasmine

ShH 3b NORTH CAROLINA                            Lynn

ShH 403 HICK’S FAREWELL                           Paul

SH 300 CALVARY                                              Alice M

ShH 48 CAPTAIN KIDD                                    Ezra

ShH 15 CONVERSE                                           Jaime

ShH 363 CONSTRAINED BY LOVE                Sarah L

CB 96 MERCY SEAT                                          Molly

ShH 33 FLORILLA                                              Nancy B

CB 571 NOT MADE WITH HANDS               Scott

SH 48t DEVOTION                                            Jasmine

Closer: SH 347 CHRISTIAN’S FAREWELL   Scott


2 Comments on “Brooklyn shapenote singing, Sunday, January 12, 2020”

  1. Charles says:

    Google drive link is broken.


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