The Social Harp (McCurry, John Gordon)
John G. McCurry
Philadelphia: T. K. Collins, Jr., 1855.
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1973.
Introduction by Daniel W. Patterson and John F. Garst, with a compliant 1973 copyright claim removed for obvious reasons.
|Work Title||The Social Harp|
|Alternative Title||The Social Harp, A Collection of Tunes, Odes, Anthems, and Set Pieces, selected from various authors: together with much new music never before published; suited to all metres, and well adapted to all denominations, singing-schools, and private societies. With a full exposition of the rudiments of music. And the art of musical composition so simplified that the most unlearned person can comprehend it with the utmost facility. By John G. McCurry.|
|Composer||McCurry, John Gordon|
|Instrumentation||3-4 voices / choir|
There is currently one singing that uses the Social Harp - on the 4th Sunday in February, at the University of Georgia, Athens. Social Harp is sung from in the morning session, and the Sacred Harp for the remainder of the day. Minutes can be seen here by searching for 'social harp'.