Another “May Memories” favorite. This tune from the Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion compiled by William Walker in 1835, is so romantic it’s hard to imagine it’s actually a hymn tune…but it is.
Another May repeat of a favorite. The actual name of this hymn tune is New Britain and it’s originally found in the Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion assembled by William Walker in 1835.
Easter Sunday was the first Sunday I returned to playing services in-person. It had been more than a year. The Easter videos for last year were among the very first in our effort to continue to provide spiritual community only via the internet. I’ve… Continue Reading “Charlestown”
If you’ve ever spent time in the desert, you’ll know that despite the thorns there are times–especially in the moonlight when you stand there alone, very still, listening–the dew sparkles and glistens and there’s a refreshing, peaceful, soul warming breeze.
The title of the tune, Pisgah,” from the tune from Southern Harmony, derives from the Hebrew word for summit and was the biblical mountain from which Moses first saw the promised land. It’s also the name for a mountain in North Carolina! For the… Continue Reading “Pisgah”
Rev. Wells will chose music from this steaming playlist for tonight’s Maundy Thursday service on Zoom:
This repository of tunes from almost 200 years ago is so rich, so contemporary in its emotion, exploring each tune is an experience outside time itself. I’d never heard of this particular tune, The Lone Pilgrim. If it’s not in some hymnal, it’s a… Continue Reading “The Lone Pilgrim”
Here’s another tune from the Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion hymnal compiled by William Walker in 1835. This is a hearty, up-tempo tune alternating between minor and major. It’s a lot of fun to play.
The hyman book called Southern Harmony, and Music Companion was compiled by William Walker in 1835. It uses a form of musical notation called shaped note, which my father, born and raised in rural southern Mississippi, learned as a child. I think these songs… Continue Reading “Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion”
Here’s my St. Patrick’s Day (free streaming) playlist: https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/hiltons-st-patricks-day.