Ashokan Farewell

January 9, 2010 9:15 PM

My string trio playing 'Ashokan Farewell,' a new American tune.

If you know anything about Ken Burns, then you know this song.

posted by mythicalbyrd (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Yeah, years back when I first watched the Burns Civil War series on PBS, I couldn't get this damned beautiful little melody out of my head. I do think he overused it throughout the series, but it sure is a pretty piece of music.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:05 PM on January 9, 2010


Well that was beautiful.
posted by chococat at 12:34 AM on January 10, 2010


A nice tune, very nicely played! I've always found it interesting how Ashokan Farewell came on to the scene relatively recently (1982, I think) and was written by a known, living musician, but has largely entered the same pool of traditional songs with tunes going back 150+ years.
posted by usonian at 6:39 AM on January 10, 2010


Lovely! I really enjoyed that.
posted by elmer benson at 2:44 PM on January 10, 2010


Really nice. I love that you can really hear the room in the recording.
posted by The World Famous at 10:38 AM on January 11, 2010


First post here? Please feel compelled to post more. Ken Burns, yes, but my three cheers are for you!
posted by snsranch at 8:35 PM on January 11, 2010


I love how much movement and life you put into this. Fantastic recording.
posted by dorque at 11:07 AM on January 12, 2010


Really beautiful. We don't have enough string trios here at MeMu.
posted by ORthey at 5:31 PM on January 12, 2010


This is fantastic. Was this also recorded at your home?
posted by micayetoca at 10:35 AM on February 16, 2010


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