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Chattahoochee. C.M.D.

An F major fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2008.

Text from Joseph Swain, 1792.

Listen to recordings:

  • Chattahoochee (2009 WMSHC Composium)

  • Chattahoochee(Aldo,Jesse,Lauren,Kelsey,Julian,Kendahl;Feb10)

  • Chattahoochee*(Aldo, Ian, Michael, Greg,Lauren;July 31 2011)

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Written from a text in D.H. Goble's Primitive Baptist Hymn Book, and named for the Chattahoochee Sacred Harp Convention (where it was first sung in a special session for new compositions after the regular singing in 2008), this tune has been sung at the 2008 NYC All-Day Singing Composium, the 2008 Berkshire Foothills Composium, the 2009 WMSHC Composium, and the 2009 National Convention Alternative Sources singing. It was also sung by The Art Mob in their Spring, 2009 concerts.


Firmly I stand on Zion's hill,
And view my starry crown;
No pow'r on earth my hope can shake,
Nor hell can thrust me down.

The lofty hills, and stately tow'rs,
That lift their heads on high,
Shall all be level'd low in dust -
Their very names shall die.