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William Walker

William Walker (May 6, 1809 – September 24, 1875) was an American Baptist song leader, shape note "singing master", and compiler of four shape note tunebooks, most notable of which was The Southern Harmony.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 6th, 1809 (Cross Keys, South Carolina)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41844 10-in. 2/4/1928 Amazing grace Friendship Four Mixed vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-47205 10-in. 10/19/1928 Hallelujah! Hamp Reynolds ; Sacred Harp Singers Male vocal trio, with piano composer  
Brunswick BIRM789 10-in. 11/14/1928 The Christian’s hope Denson’s Sacred Harp Singers [Arley, Alabama] Vocal ensemble, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Walker, William," accessed October 21, 2020,

Walker, William. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from

"Walker, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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