The Seven Shaped Note Singers performing

Source: S1577 , Container 17 , P81-111 - P81-113

Type: Still Image

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  • Three proof sheets with 63 black and white images, plus negatives. No index. Images of the Seven Shaped Note Singers performing at various conference and festivals. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the tradition over to North American in the 1600s. January 1980 See also S 1577, box 17, folder 120

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