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For those seeking redemption in a war-torn land, featuring a collection of my favorite songs sung in the Sacred Harp and shape-note style from various choirs.

“Shaped-note singing began in the late 1700’s as a teaching device in American singing schools in the Northeastern United States. People were looking for a way to make singing arts more accessible. Shapes were added to the note heads in written music to help singers find pitches within major and minor scales without the use of more complex information found in key signatures on the staff. This sight-reading device really worked … and still works today.” – From ’The Christian Harmony

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