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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:   eBook : Document : 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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Buell E Cobb
OCLC Number: 1200567583
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages : illustrations, music, portraits).
Series Title: Brown Thrasher books
Responsibility: Buell E. Cobb, Jr.

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Illustrated with forty-one songs from the original songbook, 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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Never again should we allow to stand uncorrected the statement that jazz is the only truly indigenous American music." -Chattanooga Times"Cobb presents a thoroughly researched 'inside' view of the Read more...

 
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