Rhapsody on American Shaped Note Melodies

Grade 3

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

Rhapsody on American Shaped Note Melodies was commissioned by the band directors of Kershaw County, South Carolina, in memory of William Harold (Bill) Basden, Band Director of Camden High School from 1958 to 1976.

The piece was written in 1995 and published in 1996.

Shaped note singing (or “fasola”) emerged in the United States in the early 1800s and was developed by John Conneley.

This work is basically a medley of shaped note melodies which were written in this unique manner.