W14 Music 160 Week 1 Lesson 4

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Bri?sh‐American
ballads
 •  Thinking
about
how
ballads
changed
in
an
American
 context
 –  Development
of
American
sensibili?es
and
cultural
values
 •  Form
–
way
the
music
is
organized
or
structured
 •  Influence
of
Bri?sh‐American
ballads
on
the
music
of
 other
ethnic
groups,
such
as
African
Americans
 –  Cultural
interac?on
in
America
 Turning
to
Sacred
Harp
singing
 •  Sacred
Harp
singing
as
 another
tradi?on
of
 Bri?sh‐American
folk
 music
 •  Type
of
communal,
 par?cipatory
singing
 –  Par?cipants
sit
in
a
 square
forma?on

 –  Sing
religious
music
(Chris?an)
 –  Usually
sing
at
gatherings
(or
“singings”),
or
 conven?ons
 •  Name
of
a
 tunebook

 –  Religious
 (Chris?an)
vocal
 music

 •  Originally
 published
in
1844
 •  So
the
term
 “Sacred
Harp”
 refers
to
a
type
of
 singing
as
well
as
 a
tunebook
 The
Sacred
Harp
 Roots
in
an
earlier
Ameri...
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