I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition Among Sacred Harp Singers

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The Sacred Harp choral singing tradition originated in the American South in the mid-nineteenth century, spread widely across the country, and continues to thrive today. Sacred Harp isn't performed but participated in, ideally in large gatherings where, as the a cappella singers face each other around a hollow square, the massed voices take on a moving and almost physical power. "I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!" is a vivid portrait of several Sacred Harp groups and an insightful exploration of how they manage to maintain ...

I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition Among Sacred Harp Singers 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226109596

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I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition Among Sacred Harp Singers 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226109589

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