Promised Land (Book)
Early American Hymns from the Shape-Note Tradition

With this collection of 26 folk hymns, author Peter Irvine brings shape-note music into the home, and provides adaptable music for a variety of instrumental ensembles. This format allows for instruments such as the mountain dulcimer, Native American or transverse flute, penny whistle, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and so forth. Anyone can play shape-note music, even when Sacred Harp gatherings or “singings” are not easily accessible.
 
The hymns in this collection are ...more

Product Number:
30856
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
36
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-7079-5
ISBN13:
978-15134-7079-5
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/13/2022

With this collection of 26 folk hymns, author Peter Irvine brings shape-note music into the home, and provides adaptable music for a variety of instrumental ensembles. This format allows for instruments such as the mountain dulcimer, Native American or transverse flute, penny whistle, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and so forth. Anyone can play shape-note music, even when Sacred Harp gatherings or “singings” are not easily accessible.
 
The hymns in this collection are drawn from various classic shape-note sources like Southern Harmony (1835) and The Sacred Harp (1844). Presented in lead-sheet format (melody, chords, and lyrics), and written in keys accessible to all C instruments and several D instruments such as the penny whistle and mountain dulcimer, the material offers plenty of arrangements. Hymns can be sung by a soloist, in unison by a small group with chordal accompaniment, or a mixed ensemble.


 

All Is Well

Bozrah

Consolation (Morning Song)

David’s Lamentation

Dundee (Norwich Tune)

Evening Shade

Fairfield

Greenland

Holy Manna

Idumea

Jesus Wept (When)

Kedron

Lone Pilgrim

Middlebury

Nativity

New Britain (Amazing Grace)

O Come, Come Away

Promised Land

Quapah

Restoration

Star in the East

Tender Thought

Union

Vernon

Wayfaring Stranger

Wondrous Love

 
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