By Gregory Mulkern
|Alton P.M.||2010||Folk hymn||Praise the Lord of Earth and Heav'n!|
|Age of Gold C.M.D.||2008||Camp meeting tune||1 LORD send thy word and let it fly|
|Linnemann 11s||2009||Folk hymn||1 “DO this” and remember the blood that was shed|
|Chapel Street L.M.||2009||Set piece||Give ear to me ye sons of men.|
|Newbury L.M.||2009||Fuging tune||Jehovah reigns; he reigns in light,|
|Alarming P.M.||2007||Camp meeting tune||1 HEAR O sinner mercy hails you|
|Morrison L.M.||2008||Fuging tune||Sweet is the work my God, my king,|
Gregory Mulkern learned most of what he knows about shape note music from traveling throughout the Northeast, and from his comradeship with Aldo Thomas Ceresa, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, and many others. His efforts as a composer owe everything to his conversations with Northeastern composers, a certain familiarity with Old Time banjo music and balladry, and of course the constant study of social music found in the Sacred Harp. It’s also very important for him that each part be enjoyable to sing, and feedback from singers has been tremendously helpful. Jeremiah Ingalls’ “Christian Harmony” and to a modest degree Supply Belcher’s “Harmony Of Maine” have influenced his composition as well.
Gregory currently lives in Portland OR, having relocated from Brooklyn, NY. He is pleased to be teaching singing schools and organizing/participating in New Composition Singings out West.