|27||Bethel||Parallel fifths (trebles and tenors) in fourth measure if Dorian; otherwise dissonant.|
|42||Clamanda||Treble has repeated 3-4-5-6-7 figure (7x).|
|Tenors sing a similar figure with different timing (3x) .|
|159||Wondrous Love||Tenor has a raised sixth, but not the treble.|
|267||Parting Friends||Trebles and tenors both have prominent raised sixths.|
|274t||Golden Harp||Does this even count? Trebles have it briefly as an eighth note for half a syllable Fare- well vain world, I'm go- ing home.|
|277||Antioch||Trebles and tenors both have prominent raised sixths.|
|302||Logan||Both trebles and tenors sing the raised sixth frequently.
In the third measure, everyone sings tonic La ("e"), except for the tenors, who sing Fa (c#), the raised sixth.
|442||New Jordan||Altos have the raised sixth twice during the fuging section; the first time they are joined by the trebles while the basses sustain the tonic (part of a six-measure breath control yoga) and the tenors are silent.|
|457||Wayfaring Stranger||The classic. Trebles sing jour- n'ying thru this world of woe.|
Which sounds better -- Dorian or minor? Babylon Is Fallen (117).
(Listen to the tempered cuneiform midi files.)
Training your mind to think in dorian mode.
|080t||Shouting Song||Raise most but not all.|
|168||Cowper||"just feels to me like it sounds better with the 6ths raised in some places" J.H.|
Minor key songs without sixth degree in any of the four voices: The Promised Land (128), Restoration (312b), I'm On My Journey Home (345b), and Consecration (448t).
Contact: David Olson (310) 410-9033 for more details.
Back to Culver City singing main page.
More information on Shape Note Singing in general
Local Shape Note singings around the country
Singing location: 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California
Close to "The Spot Cafe & Lounge"