Keith Willard (, owner of the Fasola singings mailing list and creator of the Fasola home page, long ago convinced me (with some difficulty) that the World Wide Web was a useful way to distribute information on Sacred Harp singing. Jimmy Ball presented an introductory seminar on Web design at MCSR and provided the space for users to create home pages on the MCSR server. He has continued to help with setting up search facilities on the site. Kathy Gates ( helped me with scanning and modifying the graphics.

Ginnie Ely ( provided instructive documents on leading music and other issues. Doug Allison ( sent in recipes for dinner on the grounds, while the editors of the cookbook Blessings at Noon also allowed recipes to be reprinted online. Steven L. Sabol (, Robert Hall (, and David R. Ivey ( have allowed their printed publications to be archived at this site while continuing to update and maintain them.

Ishmael the Fiddler ( provided the shaped note-heads illustrating the four notes, and several scans from early New England music books; he also maintains a home page for Norumbega Harmony. The photo of the Oxford singing is by William Ferris, and is used with permission, as are the photos of the Potomac River Convention by Steven L. Sabol and the photo of Dinner on the Grounds by James P. Carnes.

The frontispiece graphic is a work of stitchery by the late Ethel Wright Mohamed of Belzoni, Mississippi, reflecting her childhood memories of Sacred Harp singing at Double Springs Baptist Church in Webster County, Mississippi; it is used by permission of Mama's Dream World: The Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum, 307 Central, Belzoni MS 39038, a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving this artist's work. The acrylic painting of a singing is the work of Birmingham artist Bethanne Hill, and is used by permission.

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