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July 21, 2012


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Dave W.

Love this tune and get the pictorial reference. Aurora community weeps, as Columbine did.


Maureen, as seen on Up with Chris Hayes yesterday Columbine killers were one sociopath and one depressive


can u tell me more? Im doing a report on it in my orchestra, and i havnt found a lot. :(

Maureen Lang


Here is a link that may answer some of your questions about "Ashokan Farewell" & its composer, Jay Ungar:

Good luck with that report.


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".

kind regards

DICK CUTHBERT ...Auckland New Zealand 24/12/2015

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