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The sacred harp : a tradition and its music

Author: Buell E Cobb
Publisher: Athens, Ga. ; London : University of Georgia Press, ©1989.
Series: Brown Thrasher books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On any Sunday afternoon a traveler through the Deep South might chance upon the rich, full sound of Sacred Harp singing. Aided with nothing but their own voices and the traditional sharp-note songbook, Sacred Harp singers produce a sound that is unmistakable--clear and full-voiced. The Sacred Harp is a comprehensive account of a unique form of folk music. Buell Cobb's study encompasses the history of the songbook  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Buell E Cobb
ISBN: 0820304263 9780820304267 0820323713 9780820323718
OCLC Number: 59858441
Description: xvii, 245 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Brown Thrasher books
Responsibility: Buell E. Cobb, Jr.

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Illustrated with 41 songs from the original songbook, this is a comprehensive account of a unique form of folk music. Buell Cobb's study encompasses the history of the songbook itself, an analysis of  Read more...

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