Category Archives: traditional music

A Little Southern Harmony

In a previous post, I spent a little time looking at shape note┬ámusic and sacred harp singing, mostly in the context of considering the authenticity — whatever one takes that to mean — of various settings of “What Wondrous Love … Continue reading

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What Wondrous Tune Is This?

I am not really the sort of person who would normally have a favorite hymn (although I have worked as a church musician). Weirdly, I happen to have two: “Be Thou My Vision” and “What Wondrous Love Is This” (sometimes … Continue reading

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An Entirely Unnecessary Defense

According to my dear old Dad, if there is any justice or truth in the world, the phrase “…and one more thing” will be the inscription on my headstone after I shuffle off this mortal coil. He’s not wrong. Last … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 62: Absurd and Morbid

As I contemplated adding some Tom Waits to my cover repertoire, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to try a traditional tune that shares a name with the Waits song I had in mind: “The Last Rose … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 41 Goes TradCore!

Well, not really. But still, I’ve gone a little bit over to the (Irish) traditional side of the Force today, as I continue to explore more-or-less a capella┬ásounds for the week. The tune is an old traditional bit of singing … Continue reading

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