Marcus Lafayette Swan

Born: Bellefonte, AL

Died: 1927

Shape Note, Sacred Harp Composer

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

 

 

The New Harp of Columbia is a seven-shape shape note tune book first published in 1867 in Knoxville, Tennessee by Marcus Lafayette Swan. This book was the successor to The Harp of Columbia published by W. H. and M. L. Swan in 1848.

The New Harp of Columbia contains a unique seven-shape system devised by Swan, which differs from the "standard" seven-shape notation of Jesse B. Aiken. In October 2001, a "Restored Edition" was published. This edition adds a section of 39 pages of tunes from the 1848 Harp of Columbia which were not included in the New Harp of Columbia.

The New Harp of Columbia has maintained popularity in eastern Tennessee, with about 20 singings in 2004.

Source: New Harp of Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Directory: 2011 Harp of Columbia Singings

 

 

The new harp of Columbia: A system of musical nottion, with a note for each sound, and a shape for each note containing a variety of most excellent psalm ... service, singing-schools and societies - Unknown Binding (1900) by Marcus Lafayette Swan

Book: Amazon.com: Marcus Lafayette Swan: Books

 

 

 

 

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