The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89700 Message #2936868
Posted By: Burke
29-Jun-10 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Lady Jean, you mentioned it being described as a shape note hymn in a thread on shape notes recently. That's why I was interested in what Joe Hickerson had to say about it.
I have looked at Christian Harmony, which is the shape note book used most in North Carolina & it is not there. It is also not in Sacred Harp or the other books I'm familiar with. Joe Hickerson said he did a shape note style arrangement that was in circulation in the DC area. He heard it first at Fox Hollow so it could have been what you heard. Who can tell?
Bill, any details on this National Geographic recording?