For the Love of Zion:
30 Shaker Spiriturals
Solo Quartet or SATB Chorus
Arranged by Jack Bomer
This songbook has 30 Shaker songs and hymns not available anywhere else. The songs and hymns have been sensitively arranged for Solo Quartet or SATB Chorus by Jack Bomer, an American musician living in Vienna, Austria.
The accompanying CD features all the Shaker songs and hymns sung by the group "Simplicity," Leah R. Stein, director.
Both the songbook and CD album are currently available on a multimedia DVD with another collection, Gentle Words, all of them readable on any computer, and copies may be printed out.
How Happy Are They:
Twelve Shaker Spirituals
Kentucky and Ohio
Edited and Arranged by Roger L. Hall
(PineTree Music, 2007)
2007 marked the bicentennial of the Shaker community at South Union, Kentucky.
To commemorate that bicentennial anniversary, Roger Hall has compiled this songbook which includes arrangements of two South Union Shaker hymns: "The Morning Sun" and "The Millennium." They are included in this music collection:
1. A Welcome Song -- Polly M. Rupe,
Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, 1869
2. Hymn: Typical Dancing -- Richard McNemar/ Polly M. Rupe, Pleasant Hill, 1809
3. Hymn: Farewell Vain World -- Samuel Hooser, Pleasant Hill, 1833
4. I Want to be Living & Free -- South Union, KY
5. Hymn: The Morning Sun -- South Union, 1847 (arr. Roger Hall)
6. Hymn: The Millennium -- South Union, 1847 (arr. Roger Hall)
7. Hymn: How Happy Are They --
Richard McNemar, Watervliet, Ohio, 1833
8. Hymn: Invitation to Souls -- Matilda A. Butler, Whitewater, Ohio, 1846
9. Hymn: On The Birthday of Mother Ann --
James S. Prescott, North Union, Ohio, 1850
10. A Dream -- Harvey L. Eades,
Union Village, Ohio
11. Hymn: Doxology -- Oliver C. Hampton,
Union Village, 1856
12. My Dear Companions Let's Move On --
Union Village, 1850s
Some of these songs and hymns are available on these CDs: