Voices in the Wilderness: A Conversation About Early American Religion and Music with Musicologist and Opera Singer Christopher Dylan Herbert
Note: this episode was recorded live in the Rosenbach’s West Library
What does history sound like? It’s an intriguing question, and one we may not ask ourselves enough. In this episode of The Rosenbach podcast, join host Dr. Alexander L. Ames in the West Library of the Rosenbach with musicologist and baritone Dr. Christopher Dylan Herbert for a discussion of the sounds of the Ephrata community of eighteenth-century pious mystics. Herbert will discuss the research methods he used to bring the musical tradition of the Ephrata community to life—and how, in the process, he discovered some of the earliest identified white female American composers. Listen to Voices in the Wilderness here.