Sacred Harp

Topics: A cappella, Sacred Harp, Hymn Pages: 3 (1181 words) Published: April 2, 2013
Sacred Harp Singing Critique
Your Name (1): Juan M. Gonzalez
Class prefix, number, and section number (1): MU2313, 002- Introduction to Fine Arts Event or exhibit (.5): Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church, Sacred Harp Singing

When you went (date and time—must be within 2 weeks of submission—I will deduct 5 points from the total if the paper is over 2 weeks past the date of the event--I will not accept the work without a date.): 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, December 5, 2012

Where you went (.5): Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church, 915 E 52nd St. Austin, TX

Describe the event or exhibit (mention 3 works of art by name, or describe 3 specific moments in the performance) (1.5): Simply restating the name of the event is not a description. A good description would enable me to recognize what you are describing with only your description. The Sacred Harp Singing was hosted by the Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church. It was a showcase series of many Christian songs for the participants to praise the Lord. I feel that his singing was trying to present a praising ambiance, as the place of the event was held at a Baptist church. The Sacred Harp Singing was held in a small church that could fit no more than one hundred people, the pews where made of wood. I can honestly say that I enjoyed the singings. I took a chance and actually participated and found that it was very uplifting and spiritual. When I first heard “New Britain” I felt like I was back at my hometown church in Fort Worth. The song was full of joy and you could tell that the author wanted to praise God for his amazing grace. It gave me a sense of peace that was very uplifting. When it came to the musical piece “Florida”, I felt that there was a lot going on in one piece of music. One side of the room was singing different tones then the other side of the room, and there was a constant chiming in from the center of the room. The best way I could describe this song is by calling it a Feud, there was...

Cited: Hinton, M & Hinton, E. Awake My Soul, The Story of the Sacred Harp. Awake Productions. 2006. Film.
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