London Sacred Harp sings at least three times a month from the Sacred Harp (Denson 1991 edition), with other singings dedicated to shape-note songs from the books shown below. Loaners are available at singings, and copies may be available to buy from London Sacred Harp – ask at a singing or get in touch via our contact page to enquire about current availability.
The Sacred Harp, Denson Book (1991) is a four-shape fa-sol-la song book. If these are not available from London Sacred Harp, they may be purchased from Ian West here.
The Christian Harmony, or ‘Black Book’, uses a seven-shape do-re-mi notation system and has closer, warmer-sounding harmonies than the Sacred Harp. Please enquire for availability.
The Shenandoah Harmony is another four-shape book, akin to Sacred Harp, with even rawer harmonies, if possible. Please enquire for availability. It is also sometimes available for approximately £35 including postage from Caro Stamm-Reusch here.
The Sacred Harp, Cooper Book (2012) is an alternative edition to the Denson. Please enquire for availability.
Please note that these books are usually sold on at cost, which means the price can vary depending on the size of the shipment and import shipping prices borne by the seller.