The Sound of London Sacred Harp...


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Widely practiced in the American South before the Civil War, Sacred Harp singing has crossed the pond and is becoming more popular here in London.

The name comes from the title of the book from which the songs are sung.

The notes are shapes which help the singers read music.

To find out more, BBC London 94.9's David Friend took a trip to St George's Church, Bloomsbury and was introduced to a man called Michael Walker...

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