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A Checklist


Printed Shaker Hymnals



The complete checklist of printed and published Shaker hymnals, compiled by ethnomusicologist Roger Lee Hall, is available on the multi-media DVD:

"The Humble Heart" - A Forty Year Survey of Shaker Music

This DVD also contains reference information, 4 sheet music collections, audio interviews with Shaker sisters, many music examples, and video clips from television programs and Shaker music concerts.






Original Shaker Music Recordings


Blended Together

Field recordings from the 1970s and 1980s
with Shaker sisters
speaking about and singing their music.

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Early Shaker Spirituals


A CD collection of 40 Shaker spirituals from Rounder Records sung by The United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake, Maine. Many of the spirituals are sung by Sister R. Mildred Barker, the foremost Shaker singer of her time. The spirituals include humility songs, gift songs, prayer songs, hymn and anthem and several interviews with Sister Mildred Barker. Extensive notes and texts for all the music are provided by Daniel W. Patterson.



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Early Shaker Spirituals


Gentle Words: A Shaker Music Sampler

Recordings by Eldress Bertha Lindsay from Canterbury, New Hampshire and Sister R. Mildred Barker from Sabbathday Lake, Maine.
24 Premiere Recordings!

"Gentle Words" - A Shaker Music Sampler
(Various musicians and Shaker singers)



The Golden Harvest

The Golden Harvest -
More Shaker Chants and Spirituals




Let Zion Move - Music of the Shakers

This 2 CD set from Rounder Records includes 40 Shaker spirituals sung by the Shakers from Canterbury, New Hampshire and Sabbathday Lake, Maine. It includes a history of Shaker music narrated by Sister R. Mildred Barker and Sister Lillian Phelps. There are also interviews with Sister R. Mildred Barker, Eldress Bertha Lindsay, and Sister Lillian Phelps.

The interviews were done in 1960 by William (Bill) Randle, and in 1972 and 1980 by Roger Hall, who has written the extensive notes for this unique historical collection.

The set also has an attractive 72 page illustrated booklet with examples of Shaker music and the words to all 40 Shaker spirituals plus a bibliography and discography.


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Let Zion Move: Music of the Shakers


Simple Gifts:
Shaker Chants and Spirituals

Simple Gifts: Shaker Chants and Spirituals

Simple Gifts: Shaker Chants and Spirituals
(Boston Camerata with the Sabbathday Lake Shakers)



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