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Schuller Brothers Birthday Singing

Bochow, Brandenburg, Germany

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A singing was held to celebrate the thirtieth birthday of William, James, and Michael Schuller at the Seminarhof Mollandur in Bochow, Brandenburg, Germany. Caro Stamm-Reusch called the singing to order leading 42.

Leaders: Marco Wessnigk 30b; William Schuller 332; Christopher Schuller 40; Michael Schuller 312b; Mary Helen Dupree 52t; Caro Stamm-Reusch 49b; Marco Wessnigk “Weil heute dein Geburtstag ist” (the traditional East German birthday song, in four-part shape note arrangement); James Schuller 58; William Schuller 114; Christopher Schuller 227; Michael Schuller 89; Mary Helen Dupree 80t; Caro Stamm-Reusch 182; Marco Wessnigk 300.

The class then moved to the church in Bochow and held a demonstration singing for the attendees at the village summer festival. Leaders: Caro Stamm-Reusch 1b (ShH); Marco Wessnigk 41 (ShH); Christopher Schuller 7b (ShH); Caro Stamm-Reusch 12b (ShH); Mary Helen Dupree 18b (ShH); Christopher Schuller 374t (ShH). Caro Stamm-Reusch and Christopher Schuller explained the origins and current practice of shape note music. The secretary recorded fourteen singers from four countries. James Schuller led 45t as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—James Schuller; Secretary—Christopher Schuller