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SOUTHERN HARMONY

William Duckworth

The Gregg Smith Singers, chorus; assisted by The Rooke Chapel Choir of Bucknell University

A post-minimalist reworking of hymns from the famous 1854 edition of the eponymous hymn collection, one of the staple sources for shaped-note singing. It's a translation from a naive (if complex) church tradition into a form and texture conscious concert medium, an exploration of processes inherent in the original hymn but not developed there.

Album Notes

Track Listing:

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Book 4

1. Consolation (4:42)

6. Cheerful (2:18)

11. The Mouldering Vine (4:06)

16. Distress (1:57)

2. Wondrous Love (4:04)

7. War Department (2:21)

12. Mear (1:17)

17. Nashville (2:59)

3. Hebrew Children (3:29)

8. Condescension (3:47)

13. Leander (2:51)

18. Turtle Dove (2:30)

4. Solemn Thought (3:10)

9. Holy Manna (1:42)

14. Sardina (3:41)

19. Primrose (4:07)

5. Rock of Ages (3:05)

10. Bozrah (2:04)

15. Windham (1:48)

20. Social Band (7:48)

CD 2033
7-4529-52033-2-2
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