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As the Crow Cries - The Galveston County Daily News : Faith

December 19, 2014

As the Crow Cries

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:15 am | Updated: 10:31 pm, Wed Feb 19, 2014.

In Hingham, Mass., the Old Ship Church is the oldest, continuously functioning church in America. Folk music is often heard there, but unlike the church, which was built in 1681, its origins are more nuanced, even a bit vague and can be traced back even earlier than the church.

The music we now call “classical” often borrowed its melody lines from long-standing European folk tunes, as do many of the songs found in America’s 19th and 20th Century church hymnals.

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