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Schwob School of Music
This thesis will explore analytical and educational domains of The Sacred Harp by David Liptak. Influenced by the history and compositional techniques of shape note singing, the composition is a tribute to the past and current Sacred Harp singing conventions nationwide and the exuberance expressed within the shape note tradition. The structure and unique style of The Sacred Harp will be examined within the history of shape note singing. Part I of this thesis addresses the history of the Sacred Harp tune book and the shape note singing schools; Part II is a formal analysis of the composition and Part III presents an educational teaching unit.
Howard, Joshua Payne, "An Analytical and Educational Survey of the Sacred Harp by David Liptak" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 16.