by Gaylon L. Powell
Tune: Old Hundred, pg 29, Christian Minstrel, 1846.
Christian Minstrel: A New System of Musical Notation; with a collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants, selected from the Most Popular Works in Europe and America Designed for the Use of Churches, Singing-Schools, and Societies
Some examples as to what shapes a few shape-note tune books used immediately after Aiken
published his book.
This image is reprinted from George Pullen Jackson’s White Spirituals in the
Southern Uplands. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1933).
Last Revised 6/12/2023