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"I Love Sacred Harp Music" - Short sleeve t-shirt

"I Love Sacred Harp Music" - Short sleeve t-shirt

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The 1984 Documentary Sacred Harp Singers, directed by Mark Brice, is largely about the lives of Leonard and Maxine Lacy, two Sacred Harp singers from Sand Mountain, Alabama. In the Leonard is a lifelong singer and it has been his constant passion. A 1987 review of the film from the journal Ethnomusicology details he following:

"“This is not a listeners music,” Leonard remarks early on, well-aware that to the uninitiated, these religious hymns, sung with the aid of a reduced solfeggio system by untrained voices, do not sound exactly mellifluous. In a scene filmed in his kitchen, Leonard explains that Sacred Harp music has only “got four notes-fa so la mi”... A T-shirt Leonard proudly wears later in the film further demonstrates the music. The top line of the shirt reads 'I love Sacred Harp Music,' the middle line shows a musical scale, and the bottom line shows the elements this scale is composed of 'fa so la mi.'"

Our shirt pays tribute to the vintage t-shirt Leonard proudly sports in the film. We have reimagined the design, rather than replicated it.

The tri-blend fabric creates a vintage, fitted look. And extreme durability makes this t-shirt withstand repeated washings and still remain super comfortable.

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

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