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By Robert Kelley

Title Year Type Files First line
Departure C.M.D. 2015 Plain tune pdf Dear friends, farewell, I do you tell,
Creation Anthem 2014 Anthem pdf God of all power, Ruler of the Universe,
Ila L.M. 2014 Plain tune pdf Entreat me not to go from you,
Fork Shoals S.M. 2013 Plain tune pdf Blest are the sons of peace,
Goggans C.M. 2013 Camp meeting tune pdf Thou dear Redeemer dying Lamb,
Pleasant Ridge C.M. 2012 Plain tune pdf When all Thy mercies, O my God,
Mauldin S.M. 2012 Plain tune pdf With humbleness of mind,
Laodicea 8s & 7s 2012 Plain tune pdf Every person, rich or common,
Mountville C.M.D. 2012 Fuging tune pdf Man like a shadow vainly walks,
Athens L.M. 2011 Fuging tune pdf Great God, whom heavenly hosts obey,
Griffith C.M.D. 2012 Plain tune pdf Give us the wings of faith to rise
Cokesbury C.M. 2012 Fuging tune pdf Lord, unto thee I make my moan,
Fellowship C.M. 2012 Plain tune pdf O fellowship, my brethren dear,
Ora C.M. 2012 Plain tune pdf If, Lord! in Thy fair book of life
Fountain Inn S.M. 2012 Plain tune pdf In sorrow I lament, 
Lexington L.M.D. 2012 Fuging tune pdf Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring, 
Columbia C.M. 2012 Plain tune pdf The day approacheth, O my soul!
Potomac C.M. 2011 Fuging tune pdf Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
Newberry L.M. 2011 Plain tune pdf I am a poor and shattered boat,
Cooper 11s 2011 Plain tune pdf Farewell, my dear brethren, the time is at hand
Old Bethel L.M. 2011 Plain tune pdf In silence ever shalt thou lie,
Japan 7s 2011 Plain tune pdf Lord, I cannot let Thee go,
Wallace C.M. 2011 Plain tune pdf Life is a span—a fleeting hour—
Williamston 7s & 6s 2010 Plain tune pdf O God of earth and altar,
Rising Sun C.M. 2007 Fuging tune pdf There is a house not made with hands,
Barnwell C.M. 2010 Fuging tune pdf When Thou, O Lord, in flesh wert drest
Gray Court C.M. 2010 Part song pdf And have I, Christ, no love for thee, 
Level Land C.M. 2010 Plain tune pdf There is no new thing 'neath the Sun,
The Shining Light S.M.D. 2009 Fuging tune pdf My former hopes are fled,


I began composing music in the style of the Sacred Harp in 2006, and through Sacred Harp “composium” singings organized by Jesse Pearlman Karlsburg and Aldo Ceresa, and through the advice of too many Sacred Harp composers to name here, I gradually learned about the style.  My studies in Sacred Harp composition culminated in an article in 2009 on how to write music in the Sacred Harp idiom, Sacred Harp Harmony: A Part-Writing Primer for Shape-Note Hymnody.

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