Sacred Harp Sing Saturday at Pioneer Museum

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Sacred Harp Sing Saturday at Pioneer Museum INTEGRATED: Students remember smooth desegregation process The integration of public schools was a tumultuous time across the country, but the first students of an integrated Charles… read more Latest Stories Skip Print Articlecenter_img “The ‘harp’ in Sacred Harp refers to the musical instrument that is given to us at birth — the human voice,” Sundberg said. “Sacred Harp is an old-time way of singing. The shape-note music notes are printed in special shapes. Sacred Harp has four shapes and each shape is connected to a certain syllable, fa-sol-la or mi.” With those four notes, singers are able to cover the full musical scale and the notes are sung and then the poetry, or the words.Sundberg said visitors are always welcome and are invited to sit and listen or sing along. Sacred Harp singers sing with enthusiasm and from the heart and it’s loud. If you can hear your neighbor singing, then you aren’t singing loud enough.Sacred Harp music is not sung for an audience; it’s sung for the singers’ own enjoyment and for inspiration.“Sacred Harp is the kind of music that you like or don’t like. If you like it, it gets in your heart and soul and it will stay there.”Sacred Harp is in Sundberg’s heart and he enjoys singing the four-note music and always welcomes those who want to come and listen or join in with their harps. Published 9:20 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020 You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen The 11th Annual Troy All-Day Sacred Harp Sing will be Saturday at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.The sing will be from 9:30 a.m. until around 2:30 p.m. and all singers are invited as well as those who just want to sit and listen to the old-time music.The annual Sacred Harp Sing is organized by Ken Sundberg of Troy, who is an advocate for Sacred Harp singing and is also a “harp.” “We don’t have a time that is designated for instruction on Sacred Harp music and how it is sung, but there is usually someone who will give a quick lesson,” Sundberg said. “We all have favorite songs. Songs that we like to lead and those we like to sing.”For Sundberg, “The Loft That is Higher Than I” is a favorite.“And, ‘On Jordan’s Stormy Banks’ is another favorite. It’s in ‘The Sacred Harp Blue Book five times, each with a different melody,” Sundberg said. “On Saturday, we’ll sing everybody’s favorites and we invite visitors. We have young people who sing and encourage young people to come and learn more about Sacred Harp music. Alabama is rich in the tradition of Sacred Harp music. You don’t have to know anything about music to sing Sacred Harp. Just open your mouth and sing.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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