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Rivers of Delight: American Folk Hymns from the Sacred Harp Tradition

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    In Colonial America, traveling singing masters taught part-singing to townsfolk as a community activity that combined sacred and secular values. Concurrent with the rise of these community choirs was the development of Sacred Harp music, invigorating melodic hymns that were widely popular throughout young America. The Word of Mouth Chorus explores this uniquely American repertoire here, with “enthusiastic” performances that are “too arresting to miss” (New York Times).

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    MUSICIANS
    Word of Mouth Chorus
    Larry Gordon, director
    Andy Christiansen, Mary Alice Copland, Mark Dannenhauer, Juanita Kyle, Cynthia Ross, treble
    Mary Eldridge, Ellie Hayes, Kathy Munson, Joanne Schultz, Anne Zuckerman, alto
    Peter Amidon, Heidi Broner, Fred Carlson, Trudi Cohen, Ralph Denzer, tenor
    John Bell, Ron Kelly, Steven Light, Larry Gordon, bass
     

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded April and June 1978, St. Monica Church, Barre, Vt.; Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, Mass.
    Engineering: David Griesinger
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Design and art direction: Neil Terk
    Cover illustration: Anonymous American artist, Hieroglyphic of a Christian, ink and watercolor on paper (ca. 1850-1875), from the Eleanor and Mabel Van Alstyne American Folk Art Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

     

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Artist Name: 
Word of Mouth Chorus
Release Date: 
Friday, July 21, 1989 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Rivers of Delight explores a uniquely American repertoire: the invigorating melodic hymns of Colonial America popularized through the burgeoning community choirs of the day. The New York Times raves that the Word of Mouth Chorus gives “enthusiastic” performances “too arresting to miss."

Description: 

In Colonial America, traveling singing masters taught part-singing to townsfolk as a community activity that combined sacred and secular values. Concurrent with the rise of these community choirs was the development of Sacred Harp music, invigorating melodic hymns that were widely popular throughout young America. The Word of Mouth Chorus explores this uniquely American repertoire here, with “enthusiastic” performances that are “too arresting to miss” (New York Times).

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded April and June 1978, St. Monica Church, Barre, Vt.; Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, Mass.
Engineering: David Griesinger
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Design and art direction: Neil Terk
Cover illustration: Anonymous American artist, Hieroglyphic of a Christian, ink and watercolor on paper (ca. 1850-1875), from the Eleanor and Mabel Van Alstyne American Folk Art Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

 

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

71360

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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169
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333
ns_album_releasedate: 
Saturday, July 1, 1989 - 04:00
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0
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597136029BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497147564
Price: 
8.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Word of Mouth Chorus
Larry Gordon, director
Andy Christiansen, Mary Alice Copland, Mark Dannenhauer, Juanita Kyle, Cynthia Ross, treble
Mary Eldridge, Ellie Hayes, Kathy Munson, Joanne Schultz, Anne Zuckerman, alto
Peter Amidon, Heidi Broner, Fred Carlson, Trudi Cohen, Ralph Denzer, tenor
John Bell, Ron Kelly, Steven Light, Larry Gordon, bass
 

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