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, 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

 

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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

 

 


Brooklyn shapenote singing, Dec. 10, 2017

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

We raised $49. I delivered our quarterly donation to Fr. Wallace. Latke party followed!

Present:  Ezra, Paul, Dev, Rebeka, Ben S-H, Gwen, Charles, Elsa, Jaime, Lynn, Alice B., Alice W., Molly, Jon, Ben D., Lisa D., Colman, Myles, Sam, Alanna, Sara, Stefani, Jasmine, Ben B., Carol, Kevin B., nbm. Returned after years: Andrew Otto. New: Miriam, Greg, Faith.

 SH 33b ABBEVILLE                         nbm
SH 34b ST THOMAS                       Dev
CB 442t BLOOMING YOUTH        Paul
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN         Gwen, for Mary Ellen
CB 471 COME ON MY FELLOW PILGRIMS               Charles
ShH 146 SAMANTHRA                  Ben
ShH 290 HARMONY                       Sam
SH 38b WINDHAM                          Greg
SH 72b BELLEVUE                            Faith
ShH 373 WEEPING MARY             Elsa
ShH 404t PARADISE                        Rebeka
SH 131t MESSIAH                            Alanna
ShH 403 HICKS’ FAREWELL          Sara
SH 34t GOSPEL POOL                     Alice B
ShH 242 BOULDER                          Stefani
ShH 374b EPIPHONEMA               Jaime
ShH 226 THORNY DESERT            Ezra
ShH 54 WALWORTH                       Alice W
CB 229 GREAT ROLL CALL             Jon

 BREAK

Callback: ShH 422 WE’LL GO ON nbm
ShH 171 CATALINA                         Lynn
ShH 15 CONVERSE                          Molly
CB 38t SESSIONS                             Ben B
ShH 180 GLORY SHONE AROUND              Myles
ShH 264b MILLBROOK                   Paul
ShH 348b BIRMIINGHAM            Gwen
ShH 137 TO THAT LAND                Charles
ShH 111 HARK, HARK                     Ben S-H
CB 357 GOD’S ETERNAL                Sam
SH 268 DAVID’S LAMENTATION Andrew
ShH 294 ANTHEM FROM ISAIAH 45.3       Myles
CB 186 SHERBURNE                       Alice B
SH 284 GARDEN HYMN                 Alanna
ShH 162 ALL IS WELL                      Stefani
ShH 380 AUTUMN                          Sara
ShH 158b THE APPLETREE            Ezra
SH 375 LOVE THE LORD                 Elsa
SH 163b CHINA                                Rebeka
ShH 104b POWER                            Jaime
SH 351 PITTSFORD                          Jasmine
ShH 386 GEORGIA                          Alice W
CB 565 MARCHING TO THAT SHORE         Jon
ShH 239 VOICE TO THE SHEPHERDS          Carol
ShH 448 CAROL                                Kevin

 Total songs: 45 
SH: 11
CB: 7
ShH: 27
 

 

Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, November 12, 2017

Singing from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 and Cooper 2012 (CB) Revisions, and from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH), and from other four-shape sources. Such a good-sounding singing this month. We sang some seasonal songs and some pre-seasonal ones. I enjoyed ShH 320 WELLINGTON, which I’m not sure I’d sung before. The last few songs made up a moving final set.

At the break we met the new interim priest, Father Wallace, who had just that day given his first sermon at St. Paul’s. I was very pleased to meet him and urged him to let me know if he had any issues about our use of the space — and also to sing with us (in which I was joined by many singers). Father Wallace revealed that he had had a Sacred Harp question on his exams for his degree in Choral Conducting but said he hadn’t had much to do with it since. (He knew enough to ask what edition we were using.) He’s taken over the little office behind our singing room; there’s a spacious new bathroom downstairs that we are now using instead of the tiny one next to the office. He listened to the callback, ShH77 COLLINS, and went on his way.

A thoughtful volunteer, Sandy, also offered the use of a ground floor gathering room next to the bathroom if we preferred not to climb the stairs, but I could hear how pingy the sound was just talking in there, and no one seemed motivated to try it out. We love our library space. If, however, we ever have singers who can manage the stoop but not the flight of stairs, we can consider shifting down there.

We raised $27. I’ll deliver the quarterly donation and a note to the church this week.
Present: Stuart, Paul, Molly, Myles, Ben S-H, Ezra, Jasmine, Jon, Stefani, Jess, Rebeka, Alice W., Lynn, Jaime, Patrick Q, AnnaLee, Jeri, Terry R, nbm. Please let me know if you spot any errors.

SH 39b SHARPSBURG nbm
ShH 81 THE SHEPHERD’S STAR Stuart
SH 31t NINETY-THIRD PSASLM Paul
ShH 15 CONVERSE Molly
ShH 388 JUDEA Myles
ShH 424t MUSGROVE Ben
SH 84 AMSTERDAM Ezra
ShH 79 HECK Stefani
SH 93 FROZEN HEART Jess
CB 336t HESTER Jon
CB 571 NOT MADE W HANDS Jasmine
ShH 186 WORLDS BEYOND THE SKY nbm
ShH 187 BRIGHT SEASON Stuart
ShH 307 JOLLY SOLDIER Paul
ShH 236t WANTAGE Molly
ShH 241t SINNER CAN YOU HATE THE SAVIOR Patrick
CB 324 NORTHPORT Lynn
ShH 180 GLORY SHONE AROUND Myles
ShH 305 THO’ DARK BE MY WAY Ben
ShH 104b POWER Jaime
ShH 158b THE APPLETREE Ezra
ShH 22b PSALM 30 Stefani
CB 563 JESUS IS MINE Jon
ShH 380 AUTUMN Jasmine
ShH 105 PETITION Alice
ShH 254 PENNSYLVANIA Terry
SH 142 STRATFIELD Jeri

BREAK

Callback: ShH 77 COLLINS nbm
ShH 418t ROCHESTER Stuart
CB 449 BEAUTIFUL RIVER Paul
ShH 320 WELLINGTON Patrick
ShH 2 RHODE ISLAND Molly
CB 155 NORTHFIELD Lynn
CB 469 WINNING SOULS Terry
ShH 175 CHANGING SEASONS Molly
ShH 161 HARVEST HYMN Ben
SH 95 VERNON Jaime
SH 538 HAMPTON Jess
SH 290 VICTORIA Rebeka
ShH 326b THE GOOD OLD WAY Stefani
CB 422t SONG OF TEXAS Jess
CB 39 EDEN OF LOVE Jon
ShH 23 WESLEY Jasmine
ShH 214 NORTHBOROUGH Alice
ShH 287 KITTERY nbm
ShH 309 OVERTON Stuart
CB 426b THE TIME IS ROLLING ON Paul
ShH 265b EVENING HYMN Patrick
ShH 246b AMELIA Molly

Closer: 403 HICKS FAREWELL nbm

Total songs: 50
SH: 8
CB: 10
ShH: 32

 


Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, February 12, 2017

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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.

Really nice singing this month and we collected $52! Thank you for your generosity. I will deliver a donation of $115 to Father Cullen the next time I have some baked goods to drop off as well (UPDATE: I baked scones yesterday, so am off to St. Paul’s with my package after I post this). We also committed a mortal shapenote sin, which I took on myself, so if I’m struck by lightning any time soon you’ll know why. (The list below reveals it.) Ben provided the best sophistical excuse. About a dozen of us also had a good time around the chocolate cauldron at my apartment afterwards; thank you to everyone who came.

Present: Ben S-H, Myles, Chris C., Patrick, Jordan, Sam; Nancy B., Alice B., Sarah L., Stephanie, Becca; Paul, Ian, Molly D., Carol, Brandon, Lynn, Sasha (visiting!), Amy Vernon-Jones (new); Alice W., Jon, nbm.

31b WEBSTER    nbm
ShH 93 MOSLEY    Ben
CB 572 WE WILL SING W/ANGELS THERE    Paul
CB 486 NO NIGHT ON THAT GOLDEN SHORE    Chris
ShH 13b BETHEL    Nancy B
ShH 47 PSALM 46    Jon
ShH 37 SPIRITUAL SAILOR    nbm
274b ROLL JORDAN ROLL    Sasha
324 NORTH PORT    Lynn
CB 571 NOT MADE W/HANDS    Paul
CB 499 WHERE LOVE IN GLORY SHINES    Sam
ShH 296 UNITIA    Chris
ShH 173 JACOB’S WELL    Ben
73t CUSSETA    Solon
ShH 324 SCOTLAND    Nancy B
297 CONVERSION    Alice B
277 ANTIOCH    Stephanie
CB 96 MERCY SEAT    Jon
ShH 242 BOULDER    nbm
CB 133 JOHN 4:14    Sasha
504 WOOD STREET    Brandon
155 NORTHFIELD    Lynn
ShH 140b 10,000 CHARMS    Molly
209 EVENING SHADE    Ian
ShH 152 ROYAL PROCLAMATION    Myles
CB 269 NIGHTFALL    Jordan

BREAK

Callback: 141 COMPLAINER    nbm­
ShH 16 MARTIAL TRUMPET    Chris
ShH 340b WHITESTOWN    Sam
76b DESIRE FOR PIETY    Solon
183 GREENWICH    Patrick
ShH 398 ELECTION HYMN    Myles
ShH 171 CATALINA    Ben
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN    Jordan
ShH 298b BALLOON    Nancy B
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US    Alice B
312b RESTORATION    Becca
ShH 423 BRIER ISLAND    Sarah
99 GOSPEL TRUMPET    Alice W
CB 587 NEARER MY GOD TO THEE    Jon
CB 380 NETTIE    nbm
522 YE HEEDLESS ONES    Sasha
272 EXHORTATION    Ian
178 AFRICA    Lynn
CB 486     Molly
196 ALABAMA    Carol
567 THE GREAT DAY    Patrick
497 NATICK    Jordan
Closer: 45b IMANDRA NEW    Sasha

Total songs:  49
SH: 21
CB: 17
ShH: 11


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


Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, September 11, 2016 — notes

Singing from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 and Cooper 2012 (CB) Revisions, and from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH), and from other four-shape sources.
Apologies for the delay! My excuse is that we — well, I — moved immediately into thinking about the All-Day Singing the next weekend . . . .

Want to brush up on some worthy but difficult songs we sang last month? Look at ShH 194, 225, and 398.

We collected $26 and I’ll deliver a combined gift to the church this week. Present: Sam, Leon, Terry, Gwen, Paul, Douglas, Jon, Carol, Alice W., Gedney, Asa, Jasmine, Jamie, Charles, Abby, nbm. New: Stephanie, Michael, Anna, Emily.

29t FAIRFIELD    nbm
176 BLOOMING YOUTH    Paul
31t NINETY-THIRD PSALM    Sam
29b TRIBULATION    Leon
CB 30t ROCHESTER    Terry
32t CORINTH    Gwen
42 CLAMANDA    nbm
CB 175b STAR IN THE EAST    Jon
333 FAMILY CIRCLE    Carol
ShH ???    Paul
CB 362 THE LORD’S PROMISE    Terry
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US AWAY    Gwen
CB 391 THE ROYAL INVITATION    Jon
ShH 429 SYMYADDA    nbm
CB 384 LONGING FOR HEAVEN    Douglas
CB 392 LITTLE PILGRIM    Carol
CB 312 SING TO ME OF HEAVEN    Paul
ShH 264t ANIMATION    Jamie
45t NEW BRITAIN    Alice W.
CB 38t SESSIONS    Asa
83t VALE OF SORROW    Gedney
ShH 270 TENDER HEARTED CHRISTIAN    Sam
352 SWANTON    Leon
CB 336b HAW RIDGE    Terry
ShH 264b MILLBROOK    Gwen
159 WONDROUS LOVE    Anna

BREAK

Callback:ShH 147 RIVER OF
JORDAN    nbm­
CB 465 TRUSTING    Jon
CB 559 WILL YOU MEET ME    nbm
ShH 225 SURPRISE    Douglas
CB 106 ECSTASY    Carol
CB 348t HAPPY LAND    Paul
CB 54t PALMETTO    Jamie
479 CHESTER    Alice
411 MORNING PRAYER    Asa
74b KING OF PEACE    Gedney
ShH 398 ELECTION HYMN    Jamie
475 A THANKFUL HEART    Leon
CB 516 TALLAHASSEE    Terry
ShH 112 BETTER DAYS COMING    Gwen
ShH 217 JUNIATA    Jon
ShH 21 TENDER THOUGHT    nbm
CB 220 MOUNT ZION    Douglas
84 AMSTERDAM    Alice
512 THE SPIRIT SHALL RETURN    Asa
203 FLORIDA    Charles
ShH 194 DESPAIR    Jamie
507 SERMON ON THE MOUNT    Leon
ShH 404t PARADISE    Sam
344 RAINBOW    Gedney
336 ETERNAL HOME    Anna
CB 587 NEARER MY GOD TO THEE    Jon

Total songs:  52
SH: 21
CB: 17
ShH: 14

Mary Ellen wasn’t here to call RIVER OF JORDAN so I got to use it as the callback. Terry called ROCHESTER as he often does. Other duplicates from August  include SH 31t, 84, 312, and 354b, and ShH 404t.