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, September 9, 2018 — notes

Or, as it’s formally known, the Joe Beasley Singing. At 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).  Please let me know if I have mis-transcribed your song — several times I had to say, “Wait, she wouldn’t lead that, what number is it really?”  (Once “she” was me.)

Present: Jon, Patrick D., Paul, Elsa, Stefani, Jamie, Colman, Mary Jane, Sarah, Jasmine, Molly, nbm. New: Helen, Jenny, Margaret, Emily; new-ish, Lisa R. We collected $30.

As noted last month, determined not to start with SH 48t this time, so I called 52t as our opener. Some duplicates from last month: TRUSTING, WILEY, PALMETTO, and CLEANSING FOUNTAIN from the CB, MARTYRS, STAR IN THE EAST, and BALM IN GILEAD from the Shen. Less frequently heard (here) songs that I really enjoyed included ShH 218t REDEEMING GRACE and CB 133 JOHN 4:14.

Total: 40 songs: SH 12; CB 10; ShH 18

SH 52t ALBION nbm
SH 34b ST. THOMAS Lisa
LESSON nbm
SH 29t FAIRFIELD Patrick
SH 37b LIVERPOOL Stefani
SH 36b NINETY-FIFTH Colman
CB 511t BROWN Jon
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US Elsa
ShH 41 THE FLOWER nbm
ShH 264b MILLBROOK Patrick
ShH 378t SWEET HEAVEN Stefani
SH 159 WONDROUS LOVE Margaret
ShH 2 RHODE ISLAND Molly
ShH 374t MARTYRS Jaime
ShH 330t DAY OF JUDGMENT Colman
CB 39 EDEN OF LOVE Jon
ShH 423 BRIER ISLAND Sarah
ShH 243 BALM IN GILEAD Elsa
SH 186 SHERBURNE Emily
CB 380t NETTIE nbm
ShH 218t REDEEMING GRACE Patrick

BREAK

Callback: CB 54t PALMETTO nbm
CB 465 TRUSTING Paul
ShH 15 CONVERSE Molly
SH 70t GAINESVILLE Jaime
SH 481 NOVAKOSKI Jon
SH 146 HALLELUJAH Stefani
CB 133 JOHN 4:14 Elsa
SH 33t WEEPING SAVIOR Sarah
SH 80t SHOUTING SONG Mary Jane
ShH 132 STAR IN THE EAST Jasmine
ShH 364b STONY ISLAND nbm
ShH 260t CONFLICT Patrick
CB 572 WE WILL SING W/THE ANGELS Paul
ShH 413 MARCIA Molly
ShH 270 TENDER-HEARTED CHRISTIAN Jaime
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN Colman
?CB 320 THE LOST CITY Jon
CB 514 WILEY Stefani
ShH 429 SYMYADDA Elsa
ShH 114 YOUTHFUL BLESSINGS Sarah

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Brooklyn singing 9/9/18 and NYCADS ’18 9/15/18

We sing tomorrow at St. Paul’s Carroll Gardens from the tricolore of books, red, blue, and straw.  Please note that the 4 train, the East Side IRT, will NOT be running into Brooklyn, while the A will be taking the F tracks between West 4th and Jay Street and the G running only on its southern section between Bedford-Nostrand and Church Avenue. In place of the 4, take the 2 or 3 to Borough Hall. The F and G both stop as usual at Carroll St.

A couple of special things: I’ll be there at 1:30 to answer newbies’ (or any) questions in preparation for the All-Day. If any experienced singers want to join me, you are welcome — I don’t know if we will have any takers, though. Regular singing starts at 2:00 as usual.

Also: At the end of the singing I’m going to ask for volunteers planning to attend next weekend’s All-Day Singing to carry three or four loaners to the All-Day, recover them, and bring them back to Brooklyn (or to a Wednesday singing where I can pick them up from you). Tote bags will be provided, and thanks in advance for the assistance. After that, apples and honey at my house, and the possibility of a walk down to Red Hook for Pioneer Workshops and Tanker Time on the Mary Whalen. 

And of course, plan to attend the All-Day Singing next Saturday, September 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights, at 124 Henry Street just south of Clark Street.

See you tomorrow, I hope.


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


Brooklyn shapenote singing, July 2018 — notes

 
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Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, July 8, 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: Paul, Myles, Ben S-H, Colman, Stefani, Terry R., Molly, Becca, Nathan, Gwen, Claire, Jasmine, Alice W., Mary Jane, nbm. New: Lisa B.; visiting: Andrew Priskos. We collected $20.

SH 48t DEVOTION nbm
SH 49t OLD HUNDRED Paul
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN Gwen, in memory of Mary Ellen
CB 30t ROCHESTER Terry
CB 54t PALMETTO Stefani
SH 30b PROSPECT Jasmine
ShH 330t DAY OF JUDGMENT Colman
SH 129 HEAVENLY ARMOR Becca
CB 39 EDEN OF LOVE Gwen
Lesson and SH 155 NORTHFIELD nbm
CB 425b GOLDEN STREETS Paul
ShH 374t MARTYRS Molly
ShH 375 FRIENDSHIP Andrew
SH 186 SHERBURNE Colman
SH 344 RAINBOW Terry
SH 313t CONCORD Becca
ShH 221b FRIENDSHIP Stefani
CB 451b ROCK OF AGES Alice

BREAK

Callback: CB 559 WILL YOU MEET ME? nbm
CB 518 LOVE AT HOME Jasmine
ShH 390 OHIO Alice
CB 404 HE DIED ON THE CROSS Gwen
SH 478 FRIENDSHIP nbm
ShH 76b MOUNT WATSON Ben
ShH 132 STAR IN THE EAST Paul
ShH 22b PSALM 30 Nathan
ShH 270 TENDER HEARTED CHRISTIAN Colman
ShH 260t CONFLICT Terry
ShH 78 STAFFORD Myles
SH 354 LEBANON Stefani
ShH DESPAIR Claire
ShH 76t DOOMSDAY Mary Jane
CB 96 MERCY SEAT Alice
ShH 130 ABSENT LOVE nbn
ShH 429 SYMYADDA Ben
CB 571 NOT MADE WITH HANDS Paul

SH 86 POLAND Nathan
SH 56b VILLULIA Colman
SH 486 BENEFICENCE Terry
ShH 2 RHODE ISLAND Myles
Closer: SH 108b THE TRAVELER Stefani and Andrew

Total songs: 41
SH: 14
CB: 10
ShH: 17


Brooklyn shapenote singing, June 2018 — notes

Brooklyn Shapenote Singing, June 10, 2018; St. Paul’s Church, Carroll Gardens
Singing from The Sacred Harp, Denson 1991 (SH) and Cooper 2012 (CB) Revisions, and from IMG_20180610_151807 the Shenandoah Harmony (ShH).

I believe this was Mary Ellen’s last singing. She had a good time! I’m glad she was able to come and to call a couple of her many favorites, particularly the rousing RIVER OF JORDAN from the Shenandoah Harmony. We raised $31.

Present: Paul, Myles, Ben S-H, Mary Ellen, Sam, Lynn, Stefani, Sara, Terry R., Alice B., Nancy B., Stuart, Jaime, Colman, Jess, Elsa, nbm. New: Amanda, Thais, Rob.
SH 48t DEVOTION nbm
SH 155 NORTHFIELD Talley
ShH 12b STROUDWATER Ben
SH 168 DAVID’S LAMENTATION Lynn
ShH 79 HECK Jaime
CB 39 EDEN OF LOVE Sam
ShH 78 STAFFORD Myles
SH 344 RAINBOW Terry
ShH 104t TIME IS WINGING US AWAY Elsa
SH 565 THE HILL OF ZION Alice
ShH 180 GLORY SHONE AROUND Sara
ShH 40 ROAD’S TOWN Stefani
ShH 147 RIVER OF JORDAN Mary Ellen
ShH 155b CASTINE Nancy
CB 468 SWEET THOUGHT Jon
CB 559 WILL YOU MEET ME? nbm
ShH 187 BRIGHT SEASON Stuart
ShH 271 WHEN SHALL WE ALL MEET Colman
SH 496 THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I Jess
CB 463 ANGEL BAND Talley
ShH 309 OVERTON Ben
SH 178 AFRICA Lynn
SH 448t CONSOLATION Colman
ShH 227 BERNE Stuart

BREAK

Callback: SH 106 ECSTASY Jaime
ShH 186 WORLDS BEYOND THE SKY Sam
ShH 269 BROAD STREET MINISTRY Jamie
ShH 191 RICHMOND Myles
ShH 254 PENNSYLVANIA Terry
ShH 243 BALM IN GILEAD Elsa
CB 393 I’M WANDERING TO & FRO Alice B.
CB 450 LEANING ON JESUS’ BREAST Stefani
ShH 260t CONFLICT Mary Ellen
CB 59 LORD, REVIVE US Jess
CB 578 GOD’S WONDROUS LOVE Nancy
CB 199 CITY OF LIGHT Jon
ShH 21 TENDER THOUGHT nbm
ShH 374t MARTYRS Stuart
ShH 366 HARPER’S LAMENT Ben
SH 267 PARTING FRIENDS Lynn
CB 505 CLEANSING FOUNTAIN Colman
SH 315 IMMENSITY Jaime
ShH 246b AMELIA Sam
ShH 216 SOUTHBOROUGH Myles
CB 572 WE WILL SING WITH ANGELS Terry
ShH 373 WEEPING MARY Elsa
ShH 112 BETTER DAYS COMING Alice
SH 314 CLEBURNE Stefani
Closer: ShH 403 HICK’S FAREWELL nbm
Total songs: 49
SH: 11
CB: 12
ShH: 26


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

 


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