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, May 2018

orphan girlSinging from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 (SH) and Cooper 2012 (CB) Revisions, and from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH). Amuse yourself by spotting the perverse Mother’s Day selection.

Present: Stefani, Lynn, Sara, Sarah, Colman, Terry R., Nancy B. (back at last!), Elsa, Alice B., Alice W., Carol, Mary Jane, Patrick Q., Kevin D., Molly, Myles, nbm. New: Abigail.

SH 59 HOLY MANNA nbm
SH 159 WONDROUS LOVE Kevin
SH 312b RESTORATION (2nd) Lynn
SH 569b SACRED THRONE Terry R
SH 42 CLAMANDA Nancy B
CB 138t SONG TO THE LAMB Stefani
ShH 116 EDEN OF LOVE Sara
ShH 373 WEEPING MARY Elsa
CB 38t SESSIONS Sarah
ShH 3b NORTH CAROLINA nbm
CB 39 EDEN OF LOVE Jon
SH 106 ECSTASY Kevin
ShH 374t MARTYRS Molly
SH 324 NORTHPORT Lynn
ShH 422 WE’LL GO ON Alice B
ShH 161 HARVEST HYMN Terry
ShH 12b STROUDWATER Colman
ShH 15 CONVERSE Nancy B
CB 482 AMAZING LOVE Stefani
ShH 170 AMBOY Sara
ShH 270 TENDER-HEARTED CHRISTIAN Elsa
CB 506 THE ORPHAN GIRL Jon
CB 269 NIGHTFALL nbm
CB 492 THE POOR, WAYFARING STRANGER Alice W.
ShH 81 THE SHEPHERD’S STAR Patrick

BREAK

Callback: SH 89 CHURCH’S DESOLATION nbm
CB 393 I’M WANDERING TO & Carol
SH 84 AMSTERDAM Mary Jane
CB 486 NO NIGHT ON THAT GOLDEN Alice B.
SH 430 ARBACOOCHEE Kevin
ShH 363 CONSTRAINED BY LOVE Patrick
SH 155 NORTHFIELD Lynn
ShH 200 ATTENTION Molly
SH 193 HUNTINGTON Terry
ShH 195 HUDSON VALLEY Myles
ShH 310 WIGAN Nancy
ShH 76b MOUNT WATSON Stefani
ShH 218t REDEEMING GRACE Sara
ShH 243 BALM IN GILEAD Elsa
ShH 403b HICKS’ FAREWELL Alice B
CB 95t FAIRWELL, VAIN WORLD Jon
ShH 21 TENDER THOUGHT nbm
ShH 205 MARION Alice W
CB 524 MY HOME ABOVE Carol
ShH 22b PSALM 30 Patrick
ShH 76t DOOMSDAY Molly
ShH 60b IN EVIL LONG Myles

Total songs: 47
SH: 12
CB: 11
ShH: 24

 

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Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, April 8, 2018 — Notes

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

Jon, Kevin D., Alice W., and Stefani, if you see this, please check on the songs with questionmarks! And everyone else is welcome to correct me if you are sure you never called any such song as the one I’ve attributed to you; I did a lousy job writing things down, or maybe a lousy job reading my handwriting – either way or both.  

We raised $24. How would you feel if I applied this to a new ShH? (They cost $25.) I also have two books’ worth of funds from books I’ve sold, and a singer ready to contribute for more. I think we’ll invest in another box of six.

Present: Stina, Rebeka, Ben S-H, Sam, Sara L., Sarah L., Stefani, Elsa, Kevin D., Patrick P., Jon, Alanna, Alice W., Lynn, nbm. Visiting: Paul W. from Minnesota and Kim Kleinman.

 

SH 72b BELLEVUE Stina
ShH 9b ISLE OF WIGHT Ben
ShH 1b ROCKBRIDGE Sam
ShH 373 WEEPING MARY Elsa
ShH 12t LIBERTY HALL Beka
SH 180 VERMONT Sara
CB 422b THE GRIEVED SOUL Stefani
CB 559 WILL YOU MEET ME Jon
CB 380t NETTIE nbm
SH 354t HAPPY LAND Kevin
SH 142 STRATFIELD Alanna
CB 155 HOW LONG DEAR SAVIOUR Stina
CB 324 NORTHPORT Lynn
ShH 175 CHANGING SEASONS Ben
CB 39 EDEN OF LOVE Sam
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US AWAY Elsa
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN Sara
ShH 420t O TURN YE Stefani
ShH 108 AMAZING GRACE Sarah
ShH 105 PETITION Paul
CB ??? maybe 507b GLORY OF THE CROSS? Jon
ShH 300t HARMONY GROVE nbm
SH 39t? DETROIT? Kevin
SH 500 LIVING HOPE Alanna
ShH 243 BALM IN GILEAD Stina
ShH 171 CATALINA Lynn
SH 236 EASTER ANTHEM Patrick

BREAK

Callback: SH 35 SAINTS BOUND FOR HEAVEN nbm
ShH 390? OHIO? Alice
CB 346 MY HAPPY HOME Ben
ShH 186 WORLDS BEYOND THE SKY Sam
ShH 260t CONFLICT Elsa
ShH 15 CONVERSE Beka
ShH 254 PENNSYLVANIA Sara
SH 546 MY BRIGHTEST DAYS Stefani
SH 168 COWPER Sarah
SH 471 THE SAVIOR’S NAME Alanna
ShH 413 MARCIA Paul
ShH 348b BIRMINGHAM nbm
SH 63 CORONATION Alice
CB 511t JESUS DIED FOR ME Jon
ShH 187 BRIGHT SEASON Stina
SH 38b WINDHAM Lynn
SH 196 ALABAMA Patrick
ShH 381b ABENAKI Ben
ShH 114 YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS Sam
SH 419 MELANCHOLY DAY Elsa
SH 299 NEW JERUSALEM Beka
ShH 363 CONSTRAINED BY LOVE Sara
ShH 378t SWEET HEAVEN Stefani
Closer: SH 347 CHRISTIAN’S FAREWELL Paul

Duplicates from last month: none from the CB; O TURN YE, CONFLICT, CONVERSE, YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS, PETITION, RIVER OF JORDAN from the ShH; nothing from the SH. In February we also sang O TURN YE, and ABENAKI; and HOW LONG DEAR SAVIOUR from the CB. (There were a bunch of duplicates between Feb. and March, including DEVOTION and AFRICA from the SH, SWEET BY & BY, PALMETTO, and CLEANSING FOUNTAIN from the CB, and EPIPHONEMA, WANTAGE, and HICKS’ FAREWELL from the ShH.)

Total songs: 51
SH: 17
CB: 9
ShH: 25

 


Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, March 11, 2018 — Notes

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

We raised $55 and I delivered a quarterly donation to the church.

Present:  Paul, Ezra, Jaime, Sarah L., Mary Ellen, Mary Jane, Alice B., Stefani, Rebeka, Molly, Solon, Jon, Alice W., Ian L., Lynn, nbm

SH 47t PRIMROSE nbm
SH 31t NINETY-THIRD PSALM Paul
SH 29t FAIRFIELD Sarah
SH 127 GREEN FIELDS Ezra
SH 107 RUSSIA Rebeka
ShH 105 PETITION Stefani
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN Mary Ellen
CB 457 ZION’S SHIP Jon
ShH 89t STEPHENS Molly
ShH 191 RICHMOND nbm
CB 465 TRUSTING Paul
ShH 420t O TURN YE Alice B
SH 48t DEVOTION Solon
ShH 354b MONTAGUE Ezra
SH 501 O’LEARY Jaime
SH 542 I’LL SEEK HIS BLESSINGS Sarah
ShH 408b SHEPHERDS ARISE Rebeka
CB 514 WILEY Stefani
ShH 260t CONFLICT Mary Ellen
CB 563 JESUS IS MINE Jon
CB 515 WHEN THE LORD SHALL COME FOR ME Mary Jane
CB 451 ROCK OF AGES Alice W.
SH 448b THE GRIEVED SOUL Ian

 

BREAK

Callback: SH 179 THE CHRISTIAN WARFARE nbm
CB 54t PALMETTO Stefani
CB 572 WE WILL SING W/THE ANGELS Paul
SH 178 AFRICA Lynn
ShH 15 CONVERSE Molly
SH 176t RAGAN Solon
ShH 374b EPIPHONEMA Jaime
CB 463 ANGEL BAND Ezra
ShH 22b PSALM 30 Sarah
ShH 264b MILLBROOK Rebeka
ShH 270 TENDER HEARTED CHRISTIAN Alice B
CB 500 SWEET BY & BY Mary Ellen
ShH 236t WANTAGE Jon
SH 80 SHOUTING SONG Mary Jane
SH 34b ST THOMAS Alice W.
ShH 326b GOOD OLD WAY Molly
ShH 114 YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS nbm
ShH 404t PARADISE Stefani
CB 442t BLOOMING YOUTH Paul
ShH 403b HICKS’ FAREWELL Ian
CB 308 PARTING FRIENDS Lynn
ShH 236b MAQUOKETA Jaime
ShH 258 LAMENTATION Ezra
Closer: CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN nbm

Total songs: 47
SH: 14
CB: 13
ShH: 20

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule changes for April 2018 updated

There won’t be an Upper East Side (Manhattan) singing on the third Sunday of the month because (many of) the New York singers are decamping to New Haven for their always-excellent All-Day Singing. You can too: The 7:02 out of GCT gets there really early, the 8:02 a little late. Or you can go to Providence, RI, on Saturday for their All-Day and meet us in NH on Sunday. Twice the fun!

Also note that the Midweek singing on April 11 will be at Ch. of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue and 11th St., and the location of the April 18 Midweek is not yet known.

UPDATE: The April 25 Midweek will be a house singing at Aldo’s. We are turning over the idea of a Fifth Weekend singing, possibly including the Northern Harmony; stay tuned (so to speak).


Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, February 11, 2018 — notes

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This has nothing whatever to do with the singing, but I thought you would enjoy it, as I do. From the British Library’s playbill collection.

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

We raised $44 and tried out the Abilene bar on Court Street and 3rd afterwards.

Present: Stefani, Sarah L., Ezra, Paul, Kevin D., Molly, Ben S-H, Myles, Colman, Solon, Jaime, Mary Jane, Kevin B., Carol, Alice W. New: Jane Lee. As always, let me know if in my haste I have scrawled down the wrong number (or the wrong book!).

CB 30t ROCHESTER nbm
SH 178 AFRICA Kevin D.
CB 71 NOT MADE WITH HANDS Paul
ShH 420t O TURN YE Ben
ShH 321b VIENNA Myles
ShH 253 MY NATIVE LAND Colman
SH 73t CUSSETA Solon
SH 61 SWEET RIVERS Sarah
ShH 429 SYMYADDA Stefani
SH 474 MOUNT DESERT Mary Jane
CB 500 SWEET BY & BY Alice W
CB 327 HATFIELD Ezra
ShH 218t REDEEMING GRACE Molly
SH 59 HOLY MANNA Kevin D.
ShH 236t WANTAGE Jaime
CB 484b MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE Paul
BREAK

Callback: SH 82t BOUND FOR CANAAN nbm
ShH 381b ABENAKI Ben
ShH 374b EPIPHONEMA Myles
SH 144 JUBILEE Colman
SH 323t MULLINS Solon
SH 505 CROSS OF CHRIST Sarah
ShH 336 DEVOTION Stefani
SH 173 PHOEBUS Mary Jane
CB 155 HOW LONG DEAR SAVIOUR Alice W.
ShH 96t SUMMER Jaime
CB 589 GOSIA Kevin B
CB 587 NEARER MY GOD TO THEE Molly and her parents
SH 282 I’M GOING HOME Kevin D.
CB 54t PALMETTO Carol
CB 426b TIME IS ROLLING ON Paul
SH 159 WONDROUS LOVE Molly and Nancy Dektar
ShH 423 BRIER ISLAND Ben
ShH 422 WE’LL GO ON Myles
ShH 12 STROUDWATER Colman
ShH 166 VOORHEESVILLE Ezra
SH 522 YE HEEDLESS ONES Sarah
SH 129 HEAVENLY ARMOR Stefani
SH 98 DULL CARE Alice W.
ShH 385 SODA (?) Jaime
SH 385b CAN I LEAVE YOU? Kevin B.
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN nbm
CB 269 NIGHTFALL Carol
ShH 264b MILLBROOK Paul
ShH 48 CAPTAIN KIDD Ezra
Closer: ShH 403 HICKS’ FAREWELL nbm

Total songs: 46
SH: 16
CB: 12
ShH: 18

 


Brooklyn shapenote singing, January 2018 — notes

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

We raised $50. Big group back to my house, and a wonderfully extended after-singing from the Shen Harm.

Present:  Paul, Jaime, Kevin Devine, Ben S-H, Myles, Mary Ellen, Stefani, Sarah L. Patrick, Molly, Gwen, Rebeka, Alice B., Alice W., Colman, Jon, Mary Jane, nbm. Visitors: Seth of New Haven; Marco of Cologne; Alfred and Mary Ann of Colorado. New: Reyna, Laura, Page, Kira.

SH 56b COLUMBIANA                   nbm

SH 33b ABBEVILLE                           Jaime

SH 33t [?] WEEPING SAVIOR      Gwen

ShH 218t REDEEMING GRACE    Patrick

ShH 260t CONFLICT                        Paul

SH 49b MEAR                                    Alfred

ShH 399 HUMBLE PENITENT       Molly

Brief lesson                                       nbm

SH 198 GREEN STREET                   Kevin

ShH 264b MILLBROOK                   Ben

ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN         Mary Ellen

SH 99 GOSPEL TRUMPET              Stefani

SH 38b WINDHAM                          Mary Ann

SH 86 POLAND                                 Rebeka

CB 572 WE WILL SING W THE ANGELS THERE        Alice B

CB 511t BROWN                              Jon

SH 328 PRAISE GOD                       Mary Jane

CB 500 SWEET BY & BY                  Alice W.

SH 405 THE MARCELLAS               Colman

ShH 40 ROAD’S TOWN                  Marco

ShH 87 BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY Myles

BREAk

Callback: ShH 422 WE’LL GO ON nbm

SH 436 MORNING SUN                 Molly for Stefani

CB 393 I’M WANDERING TO & FRO           Gwen

ShH 133 SHOUTING PILGRIM     Jaime

ShH 320 WELLINGTON                  Patrick

CB 426b THE TIME IS ROLLING ON            Paul

SH 48b KEDRON                               Laura

SH 59 HOLY MANNA                      Kevin

CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN  Colman

SH 163b CHINA                                Alfred in honor of Stephanie Fida’s late grandfather

ShH 354t SOLEMNITY                    Marco

ShH 95 BOUNDLESS LOVE            Myles

ShH 114 YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS Ben

CB 515 WHEN THE LORD SHALL COME FOR ME   Mary Ellen

CB 486 NO NIGHT ON THAT GOLDEN SHORE         Stefani

CB 38t SESSIONS                             Reyna

ShH 403 HICKS’ FAREWELL          Alice B

ShH 15 CONVERSE                          Rebeka

SH 477 LORD, WE ADORE THEE Kira

SH 123b CROSS OF CHRIST          Sarah

CB 137 LIBERTY                                Mary Ann

CB 174 GOSPEL MESSAGE           Jon

ShH 83t GOSPEL FEAST                 nbm

SH 128 PROMISED LAND              Alice W.

Closer: ShH 179                                Marco   

Total songs: 45

SH: 17

CB: 11

ShH: 17

 

 


Manhattan Singing Changes for March 2018

So the third Sunday Manhattan Singing, more usually known as the Upper East Side singing, will be: held on Saturday instead of Sunday; at Ascension on Eleventh and Fifth rather than at Epiphany; at 2:00 instead of 1:30; and will feature a Beginners’ Singing School (if there are any beginners, at least). But otherwise, just as usual!