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Subject: Choral Music

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Last Potato (The)

The Last Potato - I copied this parody of Thomas Moore's famous parlour song "The Last Rose of Summer" from the pages of the Cobourg Star. It's cute. The original melody is easy to find online. I've included a four-part arrangement that looks like it's f...

Mennonite Shape Note Singing - Singing From The Heart

This is an essay written by Onias Weber from a book called "The Songs We Sing". In in he gives his philosophy about the speed at which songs should be sung. Onias was a very conservative old-order Mennonite singing school teacher (and blacksmith) from nea...

Mennonite Shape-Note Singing - The Philharmonia

These are a few songs from the living shape-note harmony singing traditions of the Old-Order Mennonites of Waterloo County, Ontario. They have never been recorded by folklorists since recording devices are not allowed in places where there are being sung....

Mennonite Shape Note Singing - The Star of Bethlehem

When I was spending time with old-order Mennonite singers in the early 1990s, we sometimes sang from this book. It's the only of their books I ran across that has songs in it that are are not psalms or hymns. It was originally published in the US in 1889 ...

Oh The Gloomy Hills of Darkness

A song from the pages of "The Voice of The Fugitive", an abolitionist newspaper published in Sandwich Ontario (near Windsor) by Henry Bibb. No author is credited, but it is a topical rewrite of a hymn (of the same name) composed by Welsh hymn writer Will...

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