By Calum Woods

Recent activity: Fri, Feb 2: added a pdf for Little RiverFri, Feb 2: added a new tune: Little River.

Tune NameYearTypeFilesFirst Line
Little River. 11s. 2017-18 plain tune pdf Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
High Flatts. 8,6,8,8,6. 2016 fuging tune pdf Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Ascension. L.M. 2017 fuging tune pdf Lord, when Thou didst ascend on high,
The Voice of my Beloved. 11s, 8s. 2018 plain tune pdf Love sits on his eyelids and scatters delight
Evening Prayer. L.M. 2015 plain tune pdf Jesus, to thee an evening song
Sheffield. 10s. 2015-16 fuging tune pdf Awake, my harp, my lute and cheerful voice,
Cumber. C.M. 2015 fuging tune pdf On willows, near to Babel's flood
Sweet Accord. C.M. 2015 fuging tune pdf Jesus, I sing the matchless grace
Kilburn. 8,8,6. 2015-16 plain tune pdf Come on, my partners in distress
Atkinson. C.M. 2014 plain tune pdf Father, I stretch my hands to thee
Ich Sterbe Täglich. 9s, 8s. 2015 plain tune pdf Ich sterbe täglich, und mein Leben
Joys and Sorrows. 7s, 6s. 2016 folk hymn pdf Mixtures of joy and sorrow
Trowse. C.M. 2014 fuging tune pdfmp3 Lo! what an entertaining sight

About Calum

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

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