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Sound and Spirit; Sacred Harp


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Series
Sound and Spirit
Program
Sacred Harp
Program Number

114

Series Description

Sound And Spirit is a weekly series of hour-long radio programs exploring the human spirit through music and ideas.The program blends classical, traditional and world musics with myth and history, stories and poetry, and commentary from composers, theologians and writers, to provide insight into various aspects of the human experience. Each week the program explores connections between world cultures and examines different approaches to universal questions.

Program Description

Early Americans sang their own hymns, hymns rising directly from the American spirit, asserting their independence from European rules of harmony and formality. Join Ellen Kushner for shape-note singing from the Sacred Harp and other collections of American mountain folk hymns, and for concert music from American composers inspired by this rough and ready American hymnody.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Audio

Topics
Music
Citation
Chicago: “Sound and Spirit; Sacred Harp,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9CE2D267298343E2A21ABFD78CF5E3A2.
MLA: “Sound and Spirit; Sacred Harp.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9CE2D267298343E2A21ABFD78CF5E3A2>.
APA: Sound and Spirit; Sacred Harp. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9CE2D267298343E2A21ABFD78CF5E3A2
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