Shape-note Singing

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Shape-note singing was an important part of the social and religious life of rural America before the Civil War. Entire communities gathered for all-day singing. Some of these gatherings, called conventions, lasted several days. In some parts of America, these shape-note singing festivals are held yet today, offering a very unique and vibrant style of music that could well be sung in churches of many traditions.

Beyond the singing and related activity, a real sense of fellowship is evident...


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