I wish I had come across this blog sooner. Thanks Alda so much for doing this and for providing a space to share with others the power and experience of Sacred Harp Singing. One interesting and important aspect of Sacred Harp Singing is that it is a participatory form of music. A singer from the South once said he would travel miles and miles to sing this music, but would not walk across the street to listen to it. Recordings do not do it justice and often they don't necessarily sound very good, in my opinion. You really have to sing this music to believe it! And all are welcome to give it a try regardless of musical experience. All are welcome to join us in the square!
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