Ungar & Mason | Catskill Mountain Waltzes and Airs Book

Ungar & Mason | Catskill Mountain Waltzes and Airs Book

Model: 12542 / MB9780985724436 ISBN: 9780985724436
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by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Lead sheets with chords and melody (some vocals)

This is Jay Ungar & Molly Mason's long awaited book of 62 original waltzes and airs with chord symbols. The tunes cover a wide range of moods, tempos, and styles. There's a short paragraph about each tune and some illustrative photographs as well. The collection includes "Ashokan Farewell," "The Lovers' Waltz," "Love of My Life," "The Snowstorm," and 58 more, many of which have never been published or recorded before.Jay Ungar & Molly Mason have become one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene. Millions were entranced by the music they did for Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War. Their performance of the series' signature tune, Jay's haunting composition "Ashokan Farewell," earned the couple international acclaim. The soundtrack won a Grammy and "Ashokan Farewell" was nominated for an Emmy.This simple, but powerful melody was originally inspired by the week-long Fiddle & Dance Camps that Jay & Molly run for musicians and dancers at Ashokan Center in the Catskill Mountains. People attend the camps to become better fiddlers, guitarists, mandolin players, percussionists, dancers, dance callers and instructors-becoming links in the chain that helps pass our folk legacy from the people who came before us to those who will follow.The 62 original tunes in "Catskill Mountain Waltzes & Airs" were largely inspired by the musical styles and idioms that are featured at Jay & Molly's Fiddle & Dance Camps. The flavors range from Celtic to Western, New England to Eastern European, Scandinavian to French Musette and many more.

Format: Book
Difficulty: Multiple Levels
Pages: 82
Binding: Wire Bound
Size: 7.25 x 9.5
Publisher: Swinging Door Music
Date Published: 5/14/2013

The Alpenhorn
Amid the Rivers and the Streams
Ashokan Farewell
Beckie’s Waltz
Blue Noon
The Blue River Waltz
Brother’s Keeper
Call of the West
The Catskill Mountain Waltz
Cedar Grove
Cool September Rain
The Covered Bridge
Cry of the Hillborn
The Dawn of Time
Delbert’s Tear
Dusty & James
Dying Embers
The Elephant Hotel
Ellery Rose
The Grand Master Waltz
The Great Wall of Manitou
Hudson Valley Serenade
John & Pamela
Liberty’s Golden Shore
The Love of My Life
The Lovers’ Waltz
MacPherson’s Fiddle
Monarch of the Glen
The Mountain House
My Blue Mountain Home
The New Mexico Waltz
The Öland Waltz
The Old Weiser Waltz
One Sunday in June
Opal June
Peace on Earth
Planxty Bob McQuillen
Prairie Spring
The Quiet Room
The Resting Place
Return to Irvine
Richard & Antra’s Waltz
Roscoe’s Waterfall
The Round Barn
The Silvery Hudson
Skating at Dawn
The Snowstorm
The Solstice Maid
Thanksgiving Hymn
Tuesday Night Waltz
Under the Moon and Stars
Valse Infinie
Waltz Primavera
Waltzing with You
The West Texas Waltz
Willy’s Waltz
The Winter Waltz


  • Model: 12542 / MB9780985724436
  • Manufactured by: Mel Bay
  • Condition: New
  • ISBN: 9780985724436
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