By Calum Woods
|Little River 11s||2017–18||Plain tune||Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,|
|The Voice of my Beloved 11s & 8s||2018||Plain tune||Love sits on his eyelids and scatters delight|
|Ascension L.M.||2017||Fuging tune||Lord, when Thou didst ascend on high,|
|High Flatts 8,6,8,8,6||2016||Fuging tune||Dear Lord and Father of mankind|
|Sheffield 10s||2015–16||Fuging tune||Awake, my harp, my lute and cheerful voice,|
|Ich Sterbe Täglich 9s & 8s||2015||Plain tune||Ich sterbe täglich, und mein Leben|
|Joys and Sorrows 7s & 6s||2016||Folk hymn||Mixtures of joy and sorrow|
|Kilburn 8,8,6||2015–16||Plain tune||Come on, my partners in distress|
|Cumber C.M.||2015||Fuging tune||On willows, near to Babel's flood|
|Evening Prayer L.M.||2015||Plain tune||Jesus, to thee an evening song|
|Trowse C.M.||2014||Fuging tune||Lo! what an entertaining sight|
|Atkinson C.M.||2014||Plain tune||Father, I stretch my hands to thee|
|Sweet Accord C.M.||2015||Fuging tune||Jesus, I sing the matchless grace|
I began singing Sacred Harp in Yorkshire at the age of 15. I travel to singings as much as I can around Europe and the US, as well the various local singings around Yorkshire. I sometimes teach singing schools and workshops, and I love to write music.
I am interested in various shape-note traditions, in particular Harmonia Sacra and Christian Harmony singing. My favourite composers include Amzi and Lucius Chapin, James Carrell, Daniel Read, E.J. King and O.A. Parris. I have no formal musical training but I owe a lot to the advice and encouragement of my singing friends, especially Michael Walker, Aldo Ceresa, Jesse Karlsberg, Fynn Titford-Mock and Henry Johnson.
I always aim to create music that is simple and devotional in character, true to the shape-note idiom, and above all, enjoyable to sing. I welcome any feedback you may have and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.