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Ashokan Farewell was composed by Jay Ungar in 1982. It is a waltz written in the style of a Scottish lament.
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Love this tune and get the pictorial reference. Aurora community weeps, as Columbine did.
Dave W. |
July 22, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Maureen, as seen on Up with Chris Hayes yesterday Columbine killers were one sociopath and one depressive http://www.davecullen.com/columbine.htm
July 22, 2012 at 07:02 PM
can u tell me more? Im doing a report on it in my orchestra, and i havnt found a lot. :(
September 24, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Here is a link that may answer some of your questions about "Ashokan Farewell" & its composer, Jay Ungar:
Good luck with that report.
Maureen Lang |
September 24, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Jay and Mollie
I first fell in love with Jay's composition when a friend gave me a boxed cassette set of the Ken Burns Civil War. I watched the series so many times (the Gettysburg cassette was always my favourite) that in the end the video started to deteriorate so badly that the sound was inaudible!!
Then for a birthday a mate gave me the new remastered DVD boxed set which has (in disc 2) there in front of me Jay and Mollie playing their piece. I have heard the whole 10 disc series well over a 100 times in the last five years and still cry at the beauty of Jay's music and he and Mollie's playing.
It is simply breathtakingly haunting powerful and just takes my breath away.
For a civil war/classical music "nut" in New Zealand; all I can say is that "there is nothing quite like it in all music".
DICK CUTHBERT ...Auckland New Zealand 24/12/2015
DICK CUTHBERT |
December 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM
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