Description: Alan Lomax, with Phil Summerlin and Buell Cobb, discusses the emotional, historical, and musicological dimensions of Sacred Harp. Lomax sees shape-note singing as characteristically American, places it in a global multi-melodic choral context, and predicts its increasing popularity. Shot at the Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention, Holly Springs, Georgia, June 6, 1982.
About the session: Filmed at the National Sacred Harp Convention in Fyffe, Alabama, and accompanied by a thunderous 8-track soundtrack.
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