Pathways to the Sacred Harp: a lecture
NamesBoziwick, George, 1954- (Commentator)DeSpain, Lisa (Performer)DeSpain, Lisa (Conductor)Pally, Alan J. (Producer)Ephraim's Harp (Musical group) (Performer)New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Production company)New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Presenter)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts lecture/concert series
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2005-11-12Place: New York
Table of ContentsMusical examples: Amazing grace / William Walker -- David's lamentation ; Chester / William Billings -- Evening shade / Stephen Jenks -- Lenox ; Greenfields / Lewis Edson -- Wayfaring stranger -- Happy land / arr. L. Breedlove -- Wondrous love -- Captain Kidd's farewell to the sea -- Blooming vale / J.P. Storm -- Hymn and fuguing tune no. 10 for oboe and strings / Henry Cowell [from a recording] -- And let this feeble body fail / William Walker -- Show pity Lord, O Lord forgive (Cusseta) / J. Massengale.
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LVH 2416
TopicsShape-note hymnalsHymns, English -- United StatesSacred vocal music -- United States -- 18th century
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center ; Alan J. Pally, producer.Content: Program begins 43 min. into tape.Content: House program (1 p.), including biographical information about the lecturer and the performers, available on request.Venue: Videotaped, Nov. 12, 2005, Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (104 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionGeorge Boziwick, Curator of the American Music Collection in the Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, lectures on American sacred tunebooks held by the Music Division. He discusses this early 18th century American music form, its transmission and publication history, its importance as a living singing tradition, and stylistic adaptation by contemporary composers. Lecture is accompanied by musical examples from a variety of sources performed by Ephraim's Harp vocal ensemble conducted by Lisa DeSpain.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19322402Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): de322f40-e87a-0131-ea33-3c075448cc4b
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