Bisbee, AZ: Pequeno Press, 1997. Approximately 2 1/4 x 2 3/4". 43 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 55 copies, this being #1. Printed paper boards with printed label pasted down on cover, pink endpapers, lenghty fold-out with tab, specially designed open spine seewing structure, illustrated, signed on the colophon by the publisher, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Pequeno Press 31)
Sacred harp singing is living tradition of sacred choral music that some believe originated in the American South of the US. This book however traces those roots back to England and even to the Renaissance age. The name is derived from The Sacred Harp, a ubiquitous and historically important tunebook printed in shape notes. Sacred Harp music is performed voice only, without instruments (a cappella).