By Aldo Thomas Ceresa

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Tune NameYearTypeFilesFirst Line
Walker. C.M.D. 2008 Anthem/Ode pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Jerusalem, my happy home,
Chattahoochee. C.M.D. 2008 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Firmly I stand on Zion's hill,
Candler Park. H.M. 2010 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Ye boundless realms of joy,
Edgewood. C.M. 2010 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi The cross of Christ inspires my heart,
New York. S.P.M. 2011-12 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi When men of mischief rise
Mulkern. L.M. 2009 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Awake, my tongue, thy tribute bring
Monticello. C.M. 2012-13 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3midi I love to steal awhile away
Moreno. L.M. 2008-13 Camp Meeting Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Farewell dear brethren of the Lord,
Carrollton. C.M. 2008-13 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3midi O could I soar to worlds above,
Stanton. 8s & 7s. 2007 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3midi Brother, rest from sin and sorrow!
Sullivan's Island. 7s & 8s. 2012 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3midi Soldier, go—but not to claim
Neasden Lane. S.M. 2012 Plain Tune pdfmp3mp3midi How beauteous are their feet
Fawcett. 8s & 7s. 2009 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3midi Humble souls, who seek salvation
Grand Ferry. C.M. 2009 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Sweet rivers of redeeming love
Voorheesville. C.M. 2008 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3midi Lord, shall the wicked still deride
Green-Wood. P.M. 2010-12 Set Piece pdfmp3mp3midi My life's a shade,
Round Lake. P.M. 2010 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3mp3midi The Christian race is now begun,
Steele. C.M. 2011 Plain Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Life is a span—a fleeting hour—
Harmon. L.M. 2007 Plain Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi When Jesus wept, a falling tear
Wicker Park. C.M. 2009 Plain Tune pdfmp3midi O land of rest, for thee I sigh,
Walpole Town Hall. L.M. 2011-12 Plain Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3mp3midi This life’s a dream, an empty show;
Newtown. 7s. 2012 Plain Tune pdfmp3mp3midi Lord, we come before Thee now;
Occom. C.P.M. 2012 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3midi Awak'd by Sinai’s awful sound,
Red Hook. 6,6,9. 2012 Folk Hymn pdfmp3midi Come away to the skies. My beloved, arise,
Christiana. C.M.D. 2008-9 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3midi The race that long in darkness pined
Potomac. C.M. 2008 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi Must friends and kindred droop and die,
North Jersey. 8s & 7s. 2008 Camp Meeting Tune pdfmp3mp3midi See the leaves around ye falling,
Greenpoint. C.M. 2008-9 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3midi When brighter suns and milder skies
Willesden. C.M. 2010 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3midi Those happy realms of joy and peace
Goodshaw. C.M. 2011 Plain Tune pdfmp3midi Great God, to thee my grateful tongue
Elland. C.M.D. 2009 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi When I can read my title clear
Warsaw. P.M. 2012 Fuging Tune pdfmidi Come, let us join with one accord;
Laurieston Hall. C.M. 2012-13 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3mp3midi Let Angels sound with endless joy
Manhattan. C.M. 2008-12 Plain Tune pdfmidi Too many, Lord, abuse Thy grace
Gramercy. C.M.D. 2008-13 Folk Hymn pdfmp3midi Sinner, behold that downward road
Mansfield. L.M. 2012-13 Plain Tune pdfmp3mp3midi Lord of the Sabbath, hear our vows,
Oneida. 8s & 7s. 2007 Camp Meeting Tune pdfmp3midi Let me go where saints are going,
Laurel Hill. S.M. 2009-10 Fuging Tune pdfmidi And am I born to die?
Phelps. 12s & 11s. 2008-12 Folk Hymn pdfmp3mp3mp3midi The Spirit of God like a fire is burning;
Hopestill. C.M.D. 2007 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi My span of life will soon be gone,
Celesteon. S.M.D. 2007 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi Let ev’ry creature join
Olinville Avenue. S.M. 2007 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi Come, we that love the Lord,
Hillman. L.M. 2007 Camp Meeting Tune pdfmp3midi We're trav'ling home to heav'n above,
Brevis. S.M.D. 2007-9 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi Our days are as the grass,
Joy. 8s & 7s. 2008 Camp Meeting Tune pdfmp3midi Hark! what mean those holy voices,
Williamsburg. C.M.D. 2009 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3midi Behold, on Zion's heav'nly shore,
Plummer. 11s. 2007 Folk Hymn pdfmp3midi What seraph-like music falls sweet on my ear
Banker Street. C.M. 2008 Fuging Tune pdfmidi Before the rosy dawn of day,
North Fourth. S.M. 2008 Fuging Tune pdfmidi Blest are the sons of peace,
York. L.M. 2011 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi While sounds of war are heard around,
Little Noel. 7s. 2006 Folk Hymn pdfmp3midi Hail, all hail the joyful morn!
Albina. 7s. 2007 Camp Meeting Tune pdfmp3midi Children of the heav'nly King,
Carroll Gardens. C.M.D. 2010-12 Fuging Tune pdfmp3midi Come, let us join our friends above,
Karlsberg. C.M. 2008 Fuging Tune pdfmp3mp3midi Come, Lord and warm each languid heart,
Penobscot. 11s. 2012-13 Folk Hymn pdfmp3midi O Zion, afflicted with wave upon wave,
Winter Vale. C.M. 2014 Plain Tune pdfmidi Stern winter throws his icy chains,
Out of the Deeps. C.M. 2013 Anthem/Ode pdfmp3midi Out of the deeps of long distress,
Sylvester. L.M. 2007 Folk Hymn pdfmidi O come, Creator Spirit blest,
Cross Keys. L.M. 2006-13 Plain Tune pdfmidi O sinner, why so thoughtless grown?
Halsey. L.M. 2006-7 Set Piece pdfmidi Death, like an overflowing stream,
Edwards. P.M. 2014 Folk Hymn pdfmp3midi When shall we all meet again—
Jefferson and Liberty. L.M.D. 2013 Folk Hymn pdfmidi The gloomy night before us lies;
Woodard. L.M. 2012-13 Folk Hymn pdf Majestic God our muse inspire,
Connexion. P.M. 2014 Folk Hymn pdfmidi The great God of Love hath shined from above,
Alford Lake. P.M. 2015 Plain Tune pdfmidi My God, permit me not to be

Relly's Farewell. C.M. 2015 Plain Tune pdfmidi Farewell, vain world, from thee I cease,
Henry. C.M. 2014 Plain Tune pdfmidi Lord, when together here we meet,
Bethlehem. 7s. 2012 Folk Hymn pdf
Sons of men, behold from far;
Covered Bridge. C.M.D. 2015 Folk Hymn pdf
Save me, O God, the swelling floods

About Aldo Thomas

A dedicated singer and student of the Sacred Harp tradition, Aldo has been writing music in the style of The Sacred Harp since 2005. Among his greatest influences are the works of Daniel Read, Jeremiah Ingalls, William Walker, J.P. & H.S. Reese, O.A. Parris, A.M. Cagle, and the Denson family. He has also benefited from the instruction of such Sacred Harp composers as Raymond Hamrick, Judy Hauff, and P. Dan Brittain; as well as the ongoing dialogue that he has shared with other contemporary shape note tunewriters, including Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Greg Mulkern, Robert KelleyFynn Titford-Mock, Ian Quinn, Michael Walker, and others.

Since 2006, Aldo has been active in his efforts to foster greater community among contemporary tunesmiths; and has organized and participated in "Composium" Shape Note Tunewriting Workshops in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Illinois and Alabama. In addition, Aldo has taught singing schools across the U.S. and the U.K., as well as in Ireland, Germany, Poland, France and the Czech Republic. He has also led Sacred Harp tunewriting workshops at Camp Fasola since 2009; and was the guest composer at the Strathmore Center for the Arts Sacred Harp Singing Workshop in April, 2007. His compositions have been published in several shape note songbooks, including: Northern Harmony, fifth edition (2012); The Sacred Harp, revised Cooper edition (2012); and Shenandoah Harmony (2013); as well as in several issues of The Trumpet (2011-2015), a periodical devoted to new music in The Sacred Harp idiom. His tune Edgewood was recorded by Northern Harmony, and appears on the Treasures of Grace album (2014). Northern Harmony have also performed several other songs by Aldo, including Green-Wood, which they included in their 2016 European Tour program, and which they sang on GDS TV in the Republic of Georgia. Aldo's tunes are also regularly performed by The Art Mob, an a cappella ensemble in New York City.

Feedback is always welcome. Please contact Aldo directly if you have any comments or questions about his tunes.

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