Sounding Spirit

Sounding Spirit: Scholarly Editions from the Southern Sacred Music Diaspora is publishing digital and print annotated facsimile editions of five influential but currently inaccessible books of sacred southern vernacular music. Sounding Spirit focuses on gospel music, spirituals, shape-note music, and lined-out hymn singing, documenting the critical role textual communities played between 1850 and 1925 in the constellation of vernacular southern sacred music genres that shaped the American popular music landscape.

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