Rural hymnody symposium collection/ by Hutchins Library.


Rural hymnody symposium collection/ by Hutchins Library.

The symposium was conceived by Berea faculty members, Loyal Jones and William Tallmadge. Presenters looked to challenge the pioneering work of George Pullen Jackson by suggesting that lining hymnody was still being performed by white singers after 1850. In addition, they looked to prove that lining hymnody represented the mainstream of rural hymnody from 1650 to 1850. The audio recordings document each of the seventeen oral presentations, and performances by the A.L. Phipps Family, the Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers, and Sunday services at the Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church at Martin in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Twenty sound cassettes.


SNAC Resource ID: 7276406

Berea College, Hutchins Library

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