The Story of the Sacred Harp, 1844-1944

The Story of the Sacred Harp, 1844-1944

by George Pullen Jackson

Hardcover(Library Binding - Reprint)

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The Sacred Harp is the most famous of the shape-note hymnals, a collection of over five hundred four-part a cappella hymns dating back over a hundred and fifty years. Shape-note singing itself is seeing a resurgence in popularity with sings being organized all over the country. And yet, George Pullen Jackson's groundbreaking history of the first hundred years of the hymnal has been out of print and hard to come by for decades. But now, The Story of the Sacred Harp, 1844-1944 is back in print and available for music lovers, historians, and librarians alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826510181
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

George Pullen Jackson (1874-1953) was a professor of German at Vanderbilt University, music critic for the Nashville Banner, and president and manager of the Nashville Symphony Society. He was the author of many books, including White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands: The Story of the Fasola Folk, Their Songs, Singings, and "Buckwheat Notes."

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