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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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The South: Family and Community

The South: Family and Community

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I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!
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This chapter descries the Sacred Harp groups in Holly Springs, Georgia and in Liberty in Sand Mountain, Alabama. It explains that although Holly Springs represents the iconic center of the Sacred Harp tradition, it is now struggling to maintain itself as a viable community. The chapter describes these communities of singers, the history of how groups were formed, and the weekend singing in each location.

Keywords:   Sacred Harp groups, Holly Springs, Georgia, Liberty, Sand Mountain, Alabama, communities of singers, weekend singing

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