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, Aug. 12, 2018 — notes

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Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, August 12, 2018. St. Paul’s Church, Carroll Gardens.
Singing from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 (SH) and Cooper 2012 (CB) Revisions, and from The Shenandoah Harmony (ShH).

Present: Myles, Sam, John, Terry R., Gary, Stefani, Elsa, Nancy B., Sarah L., Molly, Nathan, Patrick, Carol, Jon, Alice W., Lisa B., nbm. New: Chris (friend of Myles’s), Ariana M., Daniel M., Tolo B., Louis B., Matthew; visiting: Hal K. We collected $48. And twelve, well thirteen including Alice’s daughter, of us had a very jolly ice cream social afterwards. Thanks to everyone for your contributions.

The first two songs this month were exactly the same as last month, and last month’s fourth song is this month’s third, all called by the same people. Cliché, or good model? In any case I promise to change it up next month. What about SH 188, is that a good opener? 44 songs: SH 10; CB 12; ShH 22

SH 48t DEVOTION nbm
SH 49t OLD HUNDRED Paul
CB 30t ROCHESTER Terry
SH 178 AFRICA Tolo
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US AWAY Elsa
ShH 12b STROUDWATER Stefani
ShH 3t WALK WITH GOD Nancy B
ShH 158b THE APPLETREE Alice
ShH 226 THORNY DESERT Patrick
SH 150 AMITY Hal
SH 349 A CROSS FOR ME Sarah
CB 465b TRUSTING Jon
ShH 374t MARTYRS Molly
ShH 422 WE’LL GO ON Myles
ShH 381 ABENAKI Sam
ShH 120b KERSHAW Gary
CB 464 HOCUTT Carol
SH 274b ROLL JORDAN nbm
SH 122 ALL IS WELL Daniel
ShH 132 STAR IN THE EAST Paul
ShH 260t CONFLICT Molly
CB 514 WILEY Carol
SH 300 CALVARY Nathan

BREAK

Callback: ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN nbm
ShH 140b TEN THOUSAND CHARMS Terry
CB 463 ANGEL BAND John
CB 522 SHADES OF NIGHT Hal
ShH 186 WORLDS BEYOND THE SKY Myles
CB 552 AND LIVE THROUGH ENDLESS DAY Sam
ShH 288b MISSISSIPPI Gary
SH 475 A THANKFUL HEART Sarah
ShH 243 BALM IN GILEAD Elsa
CB 96 MERCY SEAT Stefani
ShH 273 CHOCKSET Nancy
CB 174 GOSPEL MESSAGE Jon, for Mary Ellen
SH 344 RAINBOW Ariana
CB 54t PALMETTO Alice
ShH 242 BOULDER Patrick
ShH 28t HEAVENLY DOVE nbm
CB 571 NOT MADE WITH HANDS Paul
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN Carol
ShH 152 ROYAL PROCLAMATION Molly
ShH 254 PENNSYLVANIA Terry
Closer: ShH 404t PARADISE Hal

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Brooklyn shapenote singing, July 2016 — notes

igloo ice creamSinging 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
Lesson    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

BREAK

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
SH: 22
CB: 8
ShH: 18

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.


TODAY, JULY 10: July singing and ice cream social

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if I lived in an igloo*, would that be cool enough for you, Jon?

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.