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ASHOKAN FAREWELL
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Subject: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,rdudeck@juno.com
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 10:54 PM

I am looking for sheet music for the tune Ashokan Farewell for fiddle.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Lucius
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:07 PM

The tune is not in the public domain, being a recent composition by Jay Unger. I believe that it is "The Waltz Book" though I don't have a copy of it. Check www.cdss.org. They should have what you are looking for.

Lucius


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:09 PM

I had to order it from my local music store. Do you understand the ABC notation program? I could send it to you e mail that way.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: CarolC
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 11:28 PM

If you want "The Waltz Book", it's by Bill Matthiesen. Address for ordering is:

Bill Matthiesen
33 Stormview Road
Lanesboro, MA 01237 USA

I have both Waltz Books. Ashokan Farewell is in the first one. Both are worth having, however.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Chris/Darwin
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 05:14 AM

This tune is available on a number of ABC sites, such as http://www.gre.ac.uk/~c.walshaw/abc/index/wwabc.html.

However, it is better to obtain it legally if possible, to keep music authors alive.

Regards
Chris


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Kernow Jon
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 05:24 PM

If you go to Jay Ungar and Molly Mason's site they kindly provide a midi of the tune.
http://www.jayandmolly.com/index.html
Regards KJ


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 07:16 PM

Buy it. Hell, the guy wrote a great tune he ought to get some compensation for it. Neil


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 07:35 PM

That's what I figured. I paid $5US for 1st violin, 2nd violin harmony and viola. Not bad.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 02:34 AM

(another bootleg from John in Kansas, on LiK's hookup) Ashoken Farewell is in "The Craig Duncan Master Fiddle Solo Collection," Mel Bay, ISBN 0=7866-3387-5, and also in "The Phillips Collection of Traditional American fiddle Tunes, Volume 2," Mel Bay # MB95078, ISBN 1-56222-914-1. I hate to recommend that you go out and buy a book, but both of these are really good if you're into fiddling. The Duncan collection has a lot more info about the tunes, but the Phillips collection is a real treasure just for the sheer number of tunes (especially if you can afford both volumes). I got the Duncan book within the last two months at a local Borders store, and I think it's a fairly recent release.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 01 - 12:27 PM

12:35 Teaneck, NJ

The song is on the air as I write this....89.1FM. On the web too, www.wfdu.fm


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Peter T.
Date: 20 Jan 01 - 12:21 PM

Why do you hate to recommend that someone go out and buy a book? yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Jan 01 - 02:46 PM

If you are determined to have it for free, just Click here. Low resolution GIF at JC's tunefinder, and it is in the correct key.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,rdudeck@juno.com
Date: 21 Jan 01 - 09:31 PM

Thanks to all who responded for your help in locating the sheet music for Ashokan Farewell.

Best regards


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Gypsy
Date: 22 Jan 01 - 03:38 PM

Sorcha, bless you! The man just requested a search for me to find this tune, and lo and behold, before i can even ask, there it is. Thank you kindly!


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,jim
Date: 13 May 10 - 10:00 PM

I am searching for Ashokan Farwell with decent chords for 5 string banjo that is at beginner
or intermediate level. Havent found anything anywhere!


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 May 10 - 04:01 PM

Why stop with the banjo?

What that tune really needs is an arrangement for tuba, spoons and a keyboard synth doing choral ooh-aahs.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Louie Roy
Date: 14 May 10 - 04:17 PM

I don't have any idea what the chords are for a banjo but I can give you the ones for a guitar if you will PM me with your email address. Also on this subject I agree with Sorsha that this is one tune that doen't need words just like Midwinter Waltz. In other words don't mess with perfection


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 10:35 AM

jOHNNY BENCOMO   I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND THE LYRICS WITH GUITAR CHORDS EMBEDDED WITHIN


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 11:14 AM

When you've played it a few times you quickly get over its meretricious side (provided by that ghastly C natural, but, as a diatonic harmonica player, I would say that, wouldn't I?) and come to heartily dislike the tedious thing. Ungar's version is sleep-inducing, but some of the versions I've heard on Classic FM down the years are positively buttock- clenching. The word "stasis" springs to mind for some peculiar reason.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw 1% contrite
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 11:46 AM

Mind you, I can live with the nice version played (in F I think) by Pauline Cato and Tom McConville on Northumbrian pipes and fiddle on their album By Land And Sea. No chords but some smashing harmonies.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 01:22 PM

There is a nice arrangement for guitar by David Burden in the Guitarist's Progress Certain Hits 4. I don't think the arrangement is too "meretricious" , to use the words of Steve Shaw who must play the whoremonica.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 01:23 PM

I meant to add that the David Burden arrangement of Ashokan Farewell is now a Grade 7 piece for the Trinity College guitar guitar exams.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw meritorious
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 02:16 PM

Arrangements are valiant. It's the tune that's meretricious. But whore'm I to say?


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 05:11 PM

Bit like the elderly uncle on Boxing Day who takes three hours to depart. No, I don't like it either, it's a Transatlantic pastiche.
We're entitled to our opinions too.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 05:38 PM

When you've played it a few times you quickly get over its meretricious side (provided by that ghastly C natural, but, as a diatonic harmonica player, I would say that, wouldn't I?) and come to heartily dislike the tedious thing.

What you do is sit there silently with your harmonica poised ready to play that C and blast hell out of it when it comes round, then go silent again. I rather like the low C on a tenor sax for that. When I start taking my accordion out to sessions I might try a fundamental bass C with lots of bellows shake.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 09:10 PM

Gorgeous as a slow air, but awful when ramped up to Viennese waltz speed - as with so many other tunes like Da Slockit Light as a tank-along fast march.
I first heard Ashokan Farewell on Classic FM, bought the CD single, and transcribed from that.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 12:17 AM

Hello, Guest who asked for lyrics with chords imbedded.

'Ashokan Farewell' doesn't have words. It has a range of two octaves and was written for violin.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 04:12 AM

There are at least two sets of words for it, and you may find them on this site: presumably singers jump the octave somewhere unless they've got a very good range!

As whether anyone should attempt to make it into a song........please, NO! Leave it alone!


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Subject: RE: Help: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Dec 14 - 05:58 AM

Or just leave it alone anyway, regardless of whether you're considering turning it into a song. :-)


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