The Liturgical Harp

LiturgicalHarpLogoComing in summer 2013: The Liturgical Harp, a tunebook designed to bring church choirs and shape note singing ensembles together on common ground.

This tunebook will be printed in four-shape notation and will include approximately 50 tunes, mostly in two categories:

  • Tunes found in shape note books such as The Sacred Harp, gently edited to provide the melody and words in a version similar to what is found in current hymnals (but preserving the independent part-writing and harmonic language of the original versions)
  • Tunes that are frequently used in current hymnals, but have not yet been arranged in  dispersed harmony and printed in shape notes

Click “About”  at the top of this page for more details.

This website will serve as an online companion to the printed volume, providing an evolving resource for church musicians wishing to incorporate shape note singing into worship services.


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