Texas Sacred Harp Resources
What are the Shapes and Why?—by Keith Willard
Practical Guides to Sacred Harp Singing
The Sacred Harp Hour--Listen live to WCPC 940 AM of Tupelo, Mississippi, for their broadcast of Sacred Harp singing.
The broadcast is on every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. (Central Time)
(Please note that outside of this 30-minute block of time, other programming not related to Sacred Harp is aired on this station.)
Sacred Harp Bremen (Germany) singing robots--The Sacred Harp singers of Bremen, Germany, designed this website containing MP3 recordings of computer-generated singing, known as "singing robots," to assist them in learning the songs in The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition (Denson Book) and The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition.
This website states: You can listen to them, but do not expect realistic sound.
Do not even expect real singers; you will hear robots singing.
They sound sterile and artificial.
They don't know what "accent" is and sing too high in general, but they hit the right notes most of the time... and they allow you to listen to individual parts (Treble, Alto, Tenor, Bass) and learn them.
The Sacred Harp page is in German.
The TexasFasola page will try to guide the non-German speaker to utilize this site.
The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition (Denson Book) written in German
Die unten zu findenden MP3-Beispiele sind computer-generiert und klingen deshalb sehr seltsam-künstlich und nicht unbedingt schön.
Sie erlauben demjenigen, der ein Lied lernen möchte, "seine" Stimme herauszuhören.
Für den "wahren Sound" sei auf Youtube verwiesen... und für den, der es sich antun möchte, auf unsere eigenen Aufnahmen.
Gedacht ist dieses Übungsmaterial für unsere bestehende Gruppe, aber natürlich darf sich hier jeder, der Lust hat, bedienen.
Viel Vergnügen mit den "singenden Robotern"!
The MP3 examples below are computer-generated and therefore sound very strange and artificial--not necessarily beautiful.
It allows the one who wants to learn the song to hear out "his" voice.
For the "true sound" is referenced on YouTube ... and for those who want to do it on our own recordings.
This exercise material is intended for our existing group, but of course, anyone who feels like it may use it here.
Have fun with the "singing robots"!
Choose the desired tune
- Alphabetical by title (in the right side (big) area)
- Alphabetical by first line (in the right side (big) area)
- Page range (on left hand side under Lieder--"bis" means "through")
The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition written in English
To listen to the tune from The Sacred Harp/The Christian Harmony...
Look under Hören/Listen, and find the arrow to the left of the time markings.
You can hear an individual part, or listen to all parts together.
- Sopran/Treble (f)
- Sopran oktaviert/Treble (m)
To the right of these listings, you can download an MP3 of either the individual part or all parts together.
Below the listen area are links to Video (YouTube) or Audio recordings of the particular tune somewhere on the web if available.
Tune Comparison Index between the 1991 Denson Revision and the 2012 Cooper Revision—by Gaylon L. Powell
Interactive Index—allows you to look up any song by title, page number, first line, composer, poet, meter, or even using a single word.
Denson Revision—by Chris Thorman
2012 Cooper Revision—(Under Construction)—by Gaylon L Powell with the assistance of John and Susan Kerr, Pete Mathewson, Robert Vaughn, Lindsey Wiggins, and Joshua Martin
2012 Cooper Book Revision—Revision Changes from the 2006 to the 2012 Revision
Gaylon L. Powell, Webmaster
Crystal Meadows, Assistant Webmaster
Last Revised 9/10/2018