Posted by: picturefool | July 10, 2008

Awake, My Soul

Ever heard of Sacred Harp Singing? Me neither until I got the little Dekalb County free paper and saw a community event where a group is doing Sacred Harp Singing in Decatur. We’re going tonight. It sounds like an incredible experience.

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  1. I had never heard of it either until I took an American Music class in my junior year at Vanderbilt. It is truly American– and as this piece says, very southern. I am pretty sure that Sacred Harp is what they are singing in the church scene in the movie Cold Mountain when they get the call that the Civil War had been declared. Enjoy the event! I’ve never heard it in person.

    -Mel


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