Amazing Grace: The Story of Americas Most Beloved Song by Steve TurnerBehind our most beloved hymn is a fascinating story spanning continents, cultures, and centuries. Inspired by the way Amazing Grace continues to change and grow in popularity, acclaimed music writer Steve Turner embarks on a journey to trace the life of the hymn, from Olney, England, where it was written by former slave trader John Newton, to tiny Plantain Island off the coast of Africa, where Newton was held captive for almost a year, to the Kentucky-Tennessee border and other parts of the South, where the hymn first began to spread.
Newton had been rescued from Africa by a merchant ship when, during an eleven-hour storm on the Atlantic, he converted to Christianity. Years later, as a minister, he wrote the hymn for use among his congregation. Through the nineteenth century, Amazing Grace appeared in more and more hymn books, and in the twentieth century it rose to a gospel and folk standard before exploding into pop music. It has been recorded by artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tiny Tim, Al Green, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Chet Baker, and Destinys Child. Amazing Grace closely examines this modern history of the hymn through personal interviews with recording artists.
From John Newtons incredible life story to the hymns role in American spirituality and culture, Amazing Grace is an illuminating, thorough, and unprecedented musical history.
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Based on the true-life story of William Wilberforce Ioan Gruffudd , a leader of the British abolition movement, the film chronicles his epic struggle to pass a law to end the slave trade in the late 18th century. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition from members of Parliament who feel the slave trade is tied to the stability of the British Empire. Click through to the Learn section for fantastic study and discussion guides, as well as sheet music for Amazing Grace! Click below to download the Study Guide for Amazing Grace. This study guide is a valuable tool to learn about abolitionist William Wilberforce before viewing the film. The guide targets grades 9—12 and complies with National Standards in Social Studies and other disciplines. This is a valuable tool for church leaders to learn about the impact of William Wilberforce's faith, courage and compassion.
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Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music that originated in New England and was later perpetuated and carried on in the American South of the United States. The name is derived from The Sacred Harp, a ubiquitous and historically important tunebook printed in shape notes. The work was first published in and has reappeared in multiple editions ever since. Sacred Harp music represents one branch of an older tradition of American music that developed over the period to from roots in New England , with a significant, related development under the influence of "revival" services around the s. This music was included in, and became profoundly associated with, books using the shape note style of notation popular in America in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Sacred Harp music is performed a cappella voice only, without instruments and originated as Protestant Christian music. The name of the tradition comes from the title of the shape-note book from which the music is sung, The Sacred Harp.