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 $46. I had bought Earl Grey and what turned out to be MORE peppermint tea with last month’s reserved funds, leaving $3 with which I will get some chamomile, unless someone has a different preference. Thanks to Solon for calling BUNKER HILL and Jordan for BOULDER, with their sadly timely, terrifying texts of “blood and carnage.”
I was delighted to have a nice group back to my place for ice cream and mojitos afterwards, capped off with a lounge and sing on my upstairs neighbor’s roof deck, featuring commercial cranes (yes, they work from time to time), other roofs, and the Statue of Liberty like a rubber toy floating far off on the harbor. Let’s not forget the Miracle of the Mint appearing just when it was needed to make those mojitos possible. Marshmallow Fluff is ridiculously sticky.
Present: Bruce, Solon, Terry, Jordan; Nancy B., Sara, Sarah, Mary Ellen, Rebecca, Julie; Paul, Lynn, Gideon, Gwen, Jacob, Charles; Alice W., Jasmine, me. New: Jacob’s friends Isaac and Gabriel.
48t DEVOTION nbm
354b HAPPY LAND Alice
49t OLD HUNDRED Paul
56b VILLULIA Gwen
63 CORONATION Jacob
37b LIVERPOOL Solon
CB 30t ROCHESTER Terry
ShH 260t CONFLICT Sara
324 NORTH PORT Rebecca
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN Mary Ellen
ShH 7b WINCHESTER Nancy B.
504 WOOD STREET Sarah
ShH 77 COLLINS nbm
367 CONSOLATION Jasmine
ShH 158b THE APPLETREE Alice
ShH 264b MILLBROOK Paul
312b RESTORATION (1st) Lynn
ShH 226 THORNY DESERT Gwen
59 HOLY MANNA Gabriel
131t MESSIAH Gideon
313t CONCORD Charles
ShH 373b WEEPING MARY Jacob
ShH 440 ARINELLO Isaac
89 CHURCH’S DESOLATION Jordan
Callback: 67 COLUMBUS nbm
ShH 106 BUNKER HILL Solon
CB 581b WELLS SECOND Terry
ShH 444t YE OBJECTS OF SENSE Julie
545 THE PILGRIM’S WAY Sarah
430 ARBACOOCHEE Rebecca
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN Mary Ellen
ShH 124 GONE TO REST Nancy B.
ShH 10 SOMETHING NEW nbm
ShH 103 BABE OF BETHELEHEM Alice
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US AWAY Gideon
267 PARTING FRIENDS Lynn
CB 411 FINEST FLOWER Gwen (for Jon, who asked for a CB song)
81t BEACH SPRING Charles
159 WONDROUS LOVE Jacob
80b SERVICE OF THE LORD Isaac
CB 587 NEARER MY GOD TO THEE Solon
CB 559 WILL YOU MEET ME Terry
ShH 242 BOULDER Jordan
CB 116 I WILL SHOUT & SING IN GLORY Julie
384 PANTING FOR HEAVEN Sara
106 ECSTASY Rebecca
CB 515 WHEN THE LORD SHALL COME FOR ME Mary Ellen
ShH 15 CONVERSE Nancy B
Closer: ShH 403 HICKS’ FAREWELL nbm
Total songs: 23 + 25 = 48
Distribution not too dissimilar from last month, just a touch heavier on the ShH and lighter on the CB side. Some personal favorites reappeared from June (and perhaps months before): Paul called MILLBROOK, Mary Ellen called RIVER OF JORDAN, Lynn called RESTORATION (1st), Sara called CONFLICT, Jacob called WEEPING MARY from the Shen Harm.
I may have omitted mention of the actual singing. 2 to 5 pm at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn. Beware, the southbound F train isn’t stopping at Carroll St., so go past and loop back, or take the 2, 3, or 4 to Borough Hall, or the A or C to Jay St. and walk (or catch the 57 bus along Court St, or the 61 to Columbia St and walk across the highway).
This weekend, in fact, July 10, 2016. I thought we’d have three suggested “sundaes” (of course, mix and match as you like):
AFFOGATO: Over ladyfingers, coffee or vanilla ice cream; coffee; crushed chocolate espresso beans; whipped cream; coffee liqueur
S’MORES: Over graham crackers, vanilla or chocolate ice cream; Marshmallow Fluff; chopped milk chocolate; chocolate sauce. Possibly actual marshmallows, but no open flames, sorry.
TROPICALIA: Over bananas, citrus or berry sorbet; chopped dried pineapple, dried coconut, mango; spiced rum.
Details are subject to change, as the shopping’s not done yet. Please feel free to invite non-singing friends with a fondness for frozen treats to meet us at my place after 5.
*Image from the Los Angeles Public Library: the Igloo Ice Cream Parlor, complete with iceberg and stranded ship; 4302 W. Pico St., 1927.