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Brown, Stuart E., Jr., and Myers, Lorraine F. Patsy Cline: Singing Girl from the Shenandoah Valley. Berryville, Va.: Virginia Book Company, 1996. 110p.: illus., maps. Bibliography: p. 102-104.
Illustrated life of Virginia Patterson Cline. Part of her childhood was spent in eastern Rockingham County.
1. Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963. 2. Hensley, Virginia P., 1932-1963. 3. Country musicians.
JMU RPL-GEN

Eskew, Harry. "Davisson, Ananias." In The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, ed. H. Wiley Hitchcock, and Sadie, Stanley, 1, 589. New York: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986.
A brief biographical sketch of Davisson. He published the first shaped note singing book in Rockingham County in ca. 1816.
1. Davisson, Ananias, 1780-1857. 2. Shaped note music. 3. Hymns.
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Eskew, Harry. "Funk, Joseph." In The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, ed. H. Wiley Hirtchcock, and Sadie, Stanley, 2, 179. New York: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986.
A brief biographical sketch of Funk. Useful bibliography.
1. Funk, Joseph, 1777-1862. 2. Shaped note music. 3. Hymns.
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Eskew, Harry. "Joseph Funk's Contribution to Church Music." EMC Bulletin 44, no. 2 (February 1965): 4, 15.
This article succinctly states Funk's importance to the area that includes Rockingham County and to the Mennonite Church which continues his influence through Harmonia Sacra singings.
1. Funk, Joseph, 1777-1862. 2. Harmonia Sacra. 3. Mennonite Church - Music. 4. Music - Mennonite Church.
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Lowens, Irving. Music and Musicians in Early America. New York: W.W. Norton, 1964. 328p.: illus., tables. Bibliography: p. 311-321.
The role of Ananias Davisson and his shaped note singing book, Kentucky Harmony, is described in this scholarly study of early American music.
1. Davisson, Ananias, 1780-1857. 2. Hymns. 3. Shaped note music.
EMU JMU

Presgraves, Jim, ed. Two Notable Shaped-Note Leaders: Joseph Funk by John W. Wayland [and] Aldine S. Kieffer by Weldon T. Myers [et.al]. Combined With Musical Million, Dayton, Virginia; With an Introduction and Update by Harry Eskew, Professor, Music History and Hymnology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Wytheville, Va.: Bookworm & Silverfish, 1995. 36p.: illus.
This publication is a reprinting of "Joseph Funk, -- Father of Song in Northern Virginia," by John Wayland and "Aldine S. Keiffer, the Valley Poet, and His Work." by Weldon T. Myers, et. al. from the August 1908 issue of Musical Million. A new introduction sets the historical aspects of their work.
1. Funk, Joseph, 1777-1862. 2. Keiffer, Aldine S., 1840-1904. 3. Musicians. 4. Shaped note music. 5. Musical Million.
EMU-HL JMU RPL-GEN

Wayland, John W. "Joseph Funk: Father of Song of Northern Virginia." The Pennsylvania German 12, no. 10 (October 1911): 580-594.
This article is an illustrated biography with genealogical information on Joseph Funk and his family. There are extractions from some Funk letters. Wayland analyzes Funk's musical contributions.
1. Funk, Joseph, 1777-1862. 2. Harmonia Sacra.
EMU-HL
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