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~Sacred Harp Singing - Describes Sacred Harp singing, a form of traditional music in the United States: repertory, notation, research; schedules; net resources; and other general information.

Shape Note Resources - [bibliography; links; hymnology; organizations; singing schedules] Definitive guide to "Sacred Harp" and related musical traditions.

~Harmonia Sacra Hymns (Shape Notes) - Includes several hymns reset using a shape-note font.

Isaac Watts Fan Club - Includes MIDI hymn tunes from: many shaped-note books, some forgotten Mason and Hastings works, and original compositions.

New Harp of Columbia - Plans for a reprint by the UT-Knoxville press; other NHC resources.

Northern Harmony, 1993 - [hymnals; recordings] (commercial content) Information about a chorus, and an expanded reprint of an early-19th-century hymnal.

~Recording Sacred Harp in Ottawa - Features three MP3 recordings; discussion of recording techniques.

Rising Dove: Shape Notes - Features extensive, searchable, downloadable database of recordings; singings and conventions in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Area; links.

Sacred Harp - Etext and digital facsimile of 1860 edition.

Sacred Harp, 1991 (Online Index) - [indexes; hymnals] New edition of an early-19th-century American hymnal.

~Sacred Harp and Shape-Note Music Resources - Describes printed music, literature, recordings, and other resources relating to Sacred Harp singing and other shape-note music

Shape of Things To Come - [Aiken 7-shape music] Brief history, 10 sample scores, facsimile of old music instruction book.

Shape-note Hymnals - (checklist of books in the Rare Book Collection of Alderman Library University of Virginia)

Singing Schools in Nova Scotia - Article including description of shape-note traditions and archival photos.

Singing the Sacred Harp - [reviews of recordings from the Library of Congress]

Southern Harmony, 1854 (William Walker) - [lyrics; indexes; MIDI; scores; shape notes; hymnals] Facsimile of this hymnal once popular in the southern United States.

Southern Harmony: Introduction to the 4th Edition - Extensive historical article.

United Kingdom Shape-Note Page - Includes links, calendar of events, and sales of books and recordings.


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