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I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers$
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Laura Clawson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226109589

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.001.0001

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Belief into Organization

Belief into Organization

Chapter:
(p.85) Four Belief into Organization
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I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.003.0004

This chapter, which examines how the beliefs and ideals of the individual members influenced the behaviors and organizational forms of Sacred Harp communities in the United States, identifies the key themes relevant to the practices of Sacred Harp communities. These include religion, musical genre, authenticity and tradition, authority, and history. The chapter analyzes how the preconceptions of singers were reshaped through their engagement with Sacred Harp practices and communities.

Keywords:   Sacred Harp communities, beliefs, ideals, United States, religion, musical genre, authenticity, history, Sacred Harp singers

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