Posts Tagged ‘sacred harp’

The Musical Magpie: Early American Sacred Music

Today, Otenth Paderborn’s month­ly pro­gram of world, folk, and roots music will give you a taste of ear­ly Amer­i­can sacred music, includ­ing Shak­er songs and folk hymns, with most of the pro­gram com­pris­ing Sacred Harp, also known as Shapenote singing. Sacred Harp refers to the human voice, and is the title of a tune book […]

The Musical Magpie: Distinctive Vocal Traditions

Tune in to Radio Riel for Otenth Pader­born’s month­ly pro­gram of world, folk, and roots music, broad­cast on the sec­ond Sun­day of the month from 12:30–2:00 pm Pacif­ic or Sec­ond Life time. On Sun­day 10 June, the pro­gram will fea­ture sev­er­al dis­tinc­tive vocal tra­di­tions. We will hear exam­ples of over­tone singing from the Asian steppes, […]

From the Library: Hymns

Isaac Watts, “the father of Eng­lish hymnody,” died on 25 Novem­ber 1748. To mark this anniver­sary, today’s pro­gram fea­tures hymns and sacred music. Styles range from choral ear­ly music to con­tem­po­rary pop­u­lar music and gospel. Among the artists you will hear are the Boston Cam­er­a­ta and Anony­mous 4, both groups hav­ing a very pol­ished sound. […]

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