Sacred Harp Sing To Be Held Feb. 12 At Truett Seminary

Jan. 10, 2005

by Richard Veit

The fourth annual Baylor University Sacred Harp sing will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. The sing will be held in the Piper Great Hall at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and will use the 1991 edition of the Sacred Harp.

Sacred Harp singing is a 160-year-old southern folk hymn tradition that uses shape-note notation and "fa-sol-la" syllables. Named after the Sacred Harp, a tune book compiled in 1844 by B.F. White and E.J. King, Sacred Harp singing has recently been featured in the movie Cold Mountain.

The Baylor sing will be preceded by a brief singing school at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided for the participants.

Participants and observers are welcome to attend this free event. For more information, contact Dr. David W. Music at (254) 710-2360 or at David_Music@baylor.edu.

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