Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading. The rules are simple:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (as well as the book’s title and author)
- Be careful not to include spoilers
I’ve written before about Sacred Harp singing and why I love it. I listen to and sing the music often, but I don’t know as much about the history of the art form as I’d like. Which is why this week I’m diving into A Sacred Feast: Reflections on Sacred Harp Singing and Dinner on the Ground, by Kathryn Eastburn:
Karen’s book is a living history, the pages crowded with notes scribbled throughout: ‘Sung at Papa’s funeral.’ ‘First song Alison ever led.’
The book referenced here is one of the Sacred Harp songbooks, and I can vouch for their being a “living history.” Singers scribble notes in the margins, keep tallies of how many times they’ve sung a specific song, list their favorites in the front and back covers, dog ear and mark pages with Post-It Notes and scraps of paper.
Okay, enough rambling. Back to reading!