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Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell

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ASHOKAN FAREWELL
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Alan of Australia 23 Apr 98 - 07:37 PM
Bill in Alabama 24 Apr 98 - 06:19 AM
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Joe Offer 24 Apr 98 - 05:28 PM
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Dani 27 Apr 98 - 08:55 AM
Bill in Alabama 27 Apr 98 - 09:55 AM
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Subject: Ashokan Farewell
From: Ted Coleman
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 02:25 PM

Where may I get sheet music for this beautiful melody? Does anyone know of any mountain dulcimer books with this title ?

Thanks TED


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
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Date: 23 Apr 98 - 02:50 PM

It's by Jay Unger. Look for old tread on it with search box.


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 07:37 PM

Ted,
If you check out this thread you will find a link to a MIDI file. With the right software you can print out the sheet music from that.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 06:19 AM

TED:

Check out "A Time for Farewell" in the DT database. Actually there are two sets of lyrics for Ungar's tune, and both are included under this title. Apparently the vocal arrangement has a different title from the instrumental, which Ungar called "Ashokan Farewell."


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Barbara
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 03:50 PM

Couple Sing Outs back, they interviewed Jay Unger and he tells quite a bit about the song. How he composed it for the end of the Ashoken Dance Camp he runs. Think the song was printed there, too. Said he'd only approved two sets of lyrics tho people send him ones all the time, didn't think he'd OK more. I have sheet music for it (and Grian McGregor's words) on computer, but don't think it will survive internet transmission. Barbara


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Apr 98 - 05:28 PM

Barbara, that was the Fall 1997 (Vol. 42, No. 2)issue of Sing Out! that has the article about Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. It didn't have "Ashokan Farewell," but it did have another beautiful Ungar/Mason song, "The Lovers' Waltz." Sing Out! now posts MIDIs of their songs on their Web site, and you can access that particular MIDI by clicking here.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Dan Mulligan
Date: 25 Apr 98 - 11:58 AM

Two beautiful tunes picked up here today: "Ashokan's Farewell" and "The Lover's Waltz." Thank You all.
Ted:
If you download "Noteworthy Composer" from the ZDnet shareware library you can convert MIDI files to sheet music. This will give you the potential to learn literally thousands of tunes that can be found on the web.


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Dani
Date: 27 Apr 98 - 08:55 AM

Bill, I tried a search for the lyrics, but nothing came up? Did I miss something?


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 27 Apr 98 - 09:55 AM

Dani: I just did a search for "Ashokan" and found both titles right away. You can also search for "Time for farewell" in the searchbox at the upper right of this page, but you must go through many entries before you get to it. Let me know if you continue to have trouble, and we'll work something out.


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Dani
Date: 01 May 98 - 08:06 PM

Thanks, Bill. Don't know what I did wrong the first time, but kept coming up with nothing for "Time for farewell" The lyrics sure are beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,monroe805@juno.com
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 02:44 PM

Looking for;
Ashokan Farewell sheet music for Bagpipes. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 09:19 PM

Why would bagpipe sheet music be any different from regular sheet music??? I know that Highland pipes can't play G# but Ashokan doesn't have a G#. Just C# and one Cnat....so what gives here?

PS...what kind of pipes?


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 09:33 PM

Staff notation for highland pipes is written differently (I forget exactly how) but any competent musician can transpose.


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Gypsy
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 10:31 PM

Really recommend the Waltz Books........Ashokan is in book One. If you like Jay Ungars stuff, you'll love these books........he and other talented writers. All well worth the ducats.


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: bet
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 10:39 PM

I bought my copy from Southwest Strings in Arizona. The publicer is Mel Bay.


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Little Robyn
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 02:58 AM

Pauline Cato does it on Northumbrian Smallpipes on her 1996 TOMCAT CD 'By Land and Sea'.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Nfkfiddler
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 07:11 AM

You'll find a version here together with another pp free tunes
http://members.cox.net/eskin/tunebook.html


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Subject: RE: Ashokan Farewell
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 09:21 AM

The wonderful JC's ABC Tune Finder has it. And you can get it in loads of formats and then transpose.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Andrew Ward
Date: 08 May 10 - 05:47 PM

You can find several versions of the Ashokan Farewell sheet music at the MyLiszt search engine.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Robert
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 12:49 PM

Out of all the threads I have seen no one has answered the question of Where does one get the sheet music written for the Highland Pipes ?Can we get some assistance ?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 01:07 PM

LISTEN to the man play and forget the sheet music


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: Jack Campin
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 01:14 PM

Its range is completely impossible for the Highland pipes. For which pipers can only be thankful.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 12:19 PM

The deficiency being made up for in Highland Cathedral - written by a German, if I recall...

There must be a term for musical kitsch.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 07:32 PM

Yes, Robert, Jack is right.

According to this site:

http://www.lindsaydavidson.co.uk/writebagpipes.html

the highland pipes have a range of nine notes.

I play Ashokan Farewell on the piano in the key of D. It goes from the A below middle C to the second G above - a range of 14 notes.

I don't think you can make it work.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 11:27 PM

Correction; there's a low G in the 22nd measure. That makes it two octaves.

Also, being in D it uses C#, except that there's an C in it about 2/3 of the way through. Can bagpipes do that?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: Little Robyn
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 05:34 AM

Northumbrian pipes can - well, some of them anyway. It depends on the number of keys you have on your chanter.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 05:57 AM

You can sometimes get a C natural out of a Highland or Border pipe (it needs either a conical bore or keywork).

I dislike that tune so much that if someone starts it in a session I'm in I will either go for a pee immediately or else sit silently except for blasting out that C natural as loudly as possible when it comes round.

I don't have the same loathing for "Highland Cathedral" - it seems like a more honest fake somehow. Works very well played by a brass band or similarly large and loud group.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 08:53 AM

My dislike is because it's become overdone, Jack. There are many more deserving tunes in the collections - The Lantern of the North should be applied to it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: skarpi
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 10:59 AM

I have the sheets for this tune for Duo fiddle if any one wants :)
Just let me know ...
All the best Skarpi ...

here is the Lyric Prisilla Herdman singing it ...took it from here version ....

The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.

My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.

Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?

Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The magic and music, or leave them behind.
---
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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ashokan Farewell
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 06:20 PM

Never let Jay Ungar hear that you're playing this most tedious of tunes. He's a right bugger for exacting royalties, he is!


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