Sacred Harp Singers research trip photographs

Date: November 24, 1980

Source: S1577 , Container 17 , P80-365 - P80-379

Type: Still Image

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  • 15 black and white photos. Images from a research trip for Sacred Harp Singers. Sacred Harp singing is the largest surviving branch of traditional American Shape Note Singing. "Sacred Harp" refers to The Sacred Harp, a book first published in 1844. The a capella singing is a non-denominational community musical event emphasizing participation, not performance. Singers sit facing inward in a hollow square. Each individual is invited to take a turn "leading," i.e. standing in the center, selecting a song, and beating time with the hand. P80-365 M.M. Long with the S.E. Alabama and Florida Sacred Harp Singers P80-366 Jackson County sign P80-367 Washington County sign P80-368-369 "Mo Jo Dealer" sign P80-370 Cars parked in front of church P80-371, 372 Church bell P80-373 Grave covered in shells P80-374 Grave monument P80-375 Bernice Harvey leading singing P80-376, 377 M.M. Long leading song P80-378 Dewey P. William leading song P80-379 Bernice Harvey leading song

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