There is a realm where all is pure

A Shaker Hymn

 

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My adaptation of a Shaker hymn from a 19th century collection.  The audio file was generated with software as a demo, using choral ahs for the vocals, so I'll have to ask people to try to imagine the words (below) being sung.  (The audio file only gives the melody for one verse instead of all three, since it is repeated identically for each verse.)  I haven't posted the score to the internet but I can share it by email on request.  Comments welcome.

There is a realm where all is pure.mp3

 

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Please note that while this composition is based on traditional words and melody in the public domain,
my adaptation is an original creative work under copyright. For performance permission, please see my permissions page.

Source: Shaker Music (1884)

Image: James E. Irving (1818-1901), Photograph of a group of Shakers

 

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