American Shaped Note Singing
|Datum:||08.05.2019, 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr|
|Kategorie:||GSIK-Kalender, (Block-)Seminare, C, D|
|Ort:||Residenzplatz 2 (Residenz), Hörsaal III|
|Veranstalter:||Ethnomusikologie // Fachbereich: Musikwissenschaft|
|Vortragende*r:||Prof. Dr. J. Hill|
This is a practical class in American shape note singing. In this mixed-voice, a cappella ensemble, we will sing the three- and four-part shape-note music as performed in the participatory, democratic and ardent singing tradition of the US South. The repertoire comes from "The Sacred Harp", comprising hymns, odes, and anthems written between the 16th and 20th centuries, as well as other sources containing religious and secular folk songs and hymns. The class will involve loud enthusiastic singing and will be excellent for acquiring or improving skills in conducting and sight-singing. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the shaped note notation system and the unique social and musical values and performance practices of the shaped note community. New repertoire will be learned each semester. Both beginning and advanced students are encouraged to join.
This ensemble is open to all students; no audition is required. No previous vocal training is required, though students should have a love of singing. The ability to read musical notation is helpful but not mandatory (though students without notation reading skills should be prepared to put in additional practice time to learn their parts). Regular weekly participation is expected.
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