"Shifting Journeys"

An Early Intermediate Violin "Travel" Book
featuring songs old & new from around the globe

The Legend

of Lady Meng Jiang

a folktale about how love brought down the Great Wall of China

Lady Meng Jiang - 3:17:21, 4.44 PM
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Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960)

Two excerpts from his work for violin & piano "From the Cotton Fields"
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Cabin Song
Listen to Cabin Song
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Spiritual

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Spiritual 2 - 3:24:21, 4.49 PM
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Thurlow Lieurance (1878-1963)

joined "Chatauqua Society", taught music to Native Americans and learned/transcribed their songs

Pueblo Flute Song - 3:17:21, 4.58 PM
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Rahelica Baila, Ross Wiley tenor
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Aire de mujer, Ross Wiley tenor
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Traditional Music of Sephardic Jews
Spain, 1400's

This is a song about a bird whose name ("Fogo") means "fire because its call sounds like it's yelling "fire"!

Francisca "Chiquinha" Gonzaga (1847-1935)

"Fogo, Foguinho"

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Listen to Fogo, Foguinho
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O Virga Ac Diadema

Chant & text by Hildegard von Bingen

 

O branch and diadem in royal purple clad

Hail, from whose womb came another life

That has been stripped by Adam

from his sons

O Virga chimes
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Hildegard von Bingen
1098-1179

Caritas habundat

Chant & text by Hildegard von Bingen

Charity flourishes everywhere

She has given the highest King the kiss

of peace

Listen to Caritas
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Drake's Drum

by Samuel Coleridge Taylor 1875-1912

The legend of Sir Francis Dtrake, sea captain and English hero, whose drum had superstitious and magical powers

Drake's Drum - 3:31:21, 10.30 AM
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Ch'amor with clicks
00:00 / 01:01

"Ch'amor si nudo",

original text & music

"Love enters through the eyes and settles in the heart"

Francesca Caccini
(1587-1641)
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Harry T. Burleigh, 1866-1949

"Through Moanin' Pines"

original work for piano

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Listen to Moanin' Pines
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