The Trumpet, Volume 1, Issue 3

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Another year as flown, “swift around the wheel of time” and we are saying goodbye to summer and getting ready to close out the very first inaugural year of The Trumpet. We want to thank all of the writers who contributed songs to this first ‘go-around’ and encourage any of you who sat out the first dance, to send us something for 2012.

Looking back on the first year, we have had some surprises and some losses, and we have learned a lot about how much work goes into, even a tiny publication, such as this. To that end the editors want to thank James Gingerich for stepping forward and taking on the typesetting of this issue.

As you flip through these pages, you will find that the call for songs has continued to bring back echoes from around the world. In this issue we are proud to recognize the Sacred Harp singing community in Poland, some of whom traveled in the US over the summer, Their warmth and love for the music, was felt by all, and we are able now to report that there are songs flowing out from this community.

Even right here in the US we continue to be amazed at the number of new names and voices that write to us to share their songs—we are finding new writers and connecting them to the larger community, and in that, we are fulfilling our purpose. We hope you find this publication useful and enjoyable. You will find the handiwork of the three editors in this volume, as three-fold mutual dedication for the many hours of labor and dedication that this effort requires­—we are proud, but hope this is not mistaken for pridefulness.

Lastly, we are including two letters, one from A.M. Cagle in 1959 in which he gives his thoughts on how the ‘fasola’ singers of that time could improve, and a letter from Jazaniah Sumner, the author of “Ode to Science” which gives the background of that song and its origin. Mr. Cagle’s letter comes to us from the archives and museum of the Sacred Harp Publishing Co. headquarters in Carrolton, GA. In appreciation we are including a little song by Hugh McGraw which contains some beautiful “dispersed” chords.

Dedicated to the memory of Marie Ivey and Travis Keeton.


  • In this Issue, iii
  • Greetings, iv
  • Jazaniah Sumner, author of the Ode on Science, v
  • A letter from Marcus Cagle & Friends, v
  • The Polish Sol, Magdalena Gryszko & Blazej Matusiak, vi


  • Freta, Alison Blake Schofield, 33
  • Level Land, R.T. Kelley, 33
  • Bright Morning Star, G.J. Hoffman, 34
  • Zane’s Trace, Thurlow Weed, 35
  • Malone, Robert L Vaughn, 36
  • Stanton, Aldo Thomas Ceresa, 37
  • Marcia, John Bayer & Judy Hauff, 38
  • Catalina, Leland Paul Kusmer, 39
  • Stafford, Daniel Read (words by Will Fitzgerald & Thomas Malone) 40
  • Vaughn, Thomas Malone, 41
  • Going Home, Andrew Beauchamp, 42
  • Ashley, Glenn Keeton & Chris Ballinger (words by Lisa Ballinger Geist) 43
  • South Ogden, Wade Kotter, 44
  • Traveler, Micah Sommer, 45
  • Altamont, Penny Anderson, 46
  • Okólnik, Zofia Przyrowska & Jacek Borkowicz, 47
  • God’s Promise, Hugh McGraw, 48


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4 responses to “The Trumpet, Volume 1, Issue 3

  1. Linda

    I haven’t had time (or, recently, energy) to do anything extra, so this is the first time I’ve looked at this publication. I’d like to read the articles but am much puzzled as to how to get past the first page. There doesn’t seem to be anything to click on? Please advise.

  2. Thanks for doing this. The Trumpet is really something special.

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