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Biography Edit Beaser was brought up in a non-musical family. His father was a physician and mother was a chemist. He grew up in Newton , Massachusetts where he distinguished himself at a young age as a percussionist, composer and conductor. He made his debut with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony at Jordon Hall when he was 16, conducting the premiere of his own orchestral work, Antigone. He studied with Betsy Jolas on a fellowship at Tanglewood.

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Beaser,like hiscolleagues,embracesmoretraditionalmethodsofcomposition,includingtonalityandanexpressivedirectness. He possessesagreatmelodicgiftandisunabashedinhisuseofit.

Hisincorporationofextantfolkmaterialscameinthe sthroughhiswidelyperformedMountainSongsnominatedforaGrammyawardin Thiscycleofeightsongs containfivelyricballadsfromthesouthernmountainsofAppalachia,aminstrelfiddlesong,apopularAfricanAmerican lullabyfromthedeepSouth,andanentirelyoriginalcompositionbyBeaserinspiredbytheworkoftheAmericanpoet DanielMarkEpstein.

TheunaccompaniednarrativesofEnglishandScottish balladsandanglocelticdancemusic,suchasIrishreelsaccompaniedbyafiddle,wouldblendwithreligioushymns, AfricanAmericanrhythmsandpercussiveeffects,vaudevillemusic,minstrelsy,andAfricanAmericanblues.

Later, thefiddlebecamethemaininstrument,oftenalone,asapianowasoftenmuchbeyondthemeansofmostofthe Appalachianpopulous. ThepowerfulandrhythmicshortbowsawstroketechniqueassociatedwithAppalachian mountainfiddlingcanbetracedbacktothemideighteenthcenturyScottishfiddler,NeilGow.

Stilllatercamethe introductionofthebanjototheSouthernMountainsaftertheCivilWarinthes. CommoninstrumentalgroupingstypicallyusedtoperformAppalachianmusicincludethebanjo,Americanfiddle, fretteddulcimer,andguitar. ThedistinctnasalqualitypreferredbytraditionalAppalachiansingersmayhavebeen influencedbytheornamentationsandvocalimprovisationsfoundinmanyearlyCelticballads. TheballadofBarbaraAllenwasfirstprintedinEnglandin ,butithadexistedinoralversionsatleastacenturybeforethatdate.

TheballadwasfirstprintedintheUnited Statesin Thesettingis usuallyinthefictitiousScarletTown possiblyapunontheEnglishtownofReading,pronounced"redding" ,although LondontownandDublintownarealsopopular. Theactionusuallytakesplace"inthemerrymonthofMay"although someversionsplaceitintheautumn.

Thethemeofashipbeingunabletosailifit hasaguiltypartyaboardisacommonthreadinnumerousEnglishballads. ThisparticularEnglishballadtellsthestoryofaman usuallytheDevil ,whoreturnstoaformerloverafteraverylong absence,andfindsherwithahusband usuallyacarpenter andababy. Heenticeshertoleavebothbehindandcome withhim,luringherwithmanyshipsladenwithtreasure. Togethertheyboardoneofhisships, whichinmanyversions sheissurprisedtofinddoesnothaveacrew andputtosea. Shesoonbeginstolamentleavingbehindherchild,butis heartenedinsomeversionsbyspyingabrighthillinthedistance.

Herloverinformsherthatthehillisheaven,where theyarenotbound. Intheend,the shipiseitherbrokeninhalfwithhisbarehandsandfeet,ortheshipiswreckedbyastormatsea,drowningthemboth. Andheisafineyoungman" Doyouweepforyourgoldenstore?

Itappearstobethestoryofa youngcoupleseparatedbytheCivilWar. Fortostayalittlewhile, Andwhowillgloveyourhands? LikemanyAmericanfolklullabies, thissongusesanaturalminorkey. Whenyouwake,youshallhave, Alltheprettylittlehorses. Daddysboymamasjoy Gotoslumberlandmybaby Whenyouwake,youshallhave, Alltheprettylittlehorses. Hushyourcries,closeyoureyes Dreamofprettylittlehorses Hushabyedontyoucry Gotosleepmylittlebaby Darknessfallssandmancalls Gotosleepmylittlebaby Whenyouwake,youshallhave, Alltheprettylittlehorses.

Upanddownroundandround Dreamofprettylittlehorses Hushabyedontyoucry Gotosleepmylittlebaby Gotosleepmylittlebaby. CINDY Flourishingduringthemidnineteenthcentury,theminstrelshowinitiallyconsistedofwhitemalemusiciansperforming broad,unfortunatecaricaturesofAfricanAmericansthroughwearingblackface.

Laternineteenthcenturyminstrel showsalsoincludedblackperformersandoccasionalfemaleperformers. Travelingminstrelshowswerecommonin Appalachia,andtheirinuenceonAppalachianmusiccontinueslongafterthegenreitselfthankfullyfadedfrom popularity.

PerhapsminstrelsysmostnotableinfluenceonAppalachianfolksongtraditionwastheintroductionofthe banjototheregion. Itwasfoundinelementaryschoolsongbooks throughouttheearlyandmiddle20thcentury. Lyricsusuallyincludetheline oraslightvariation :Thecuckooisaprettybird, shesingsassheflies;shebringsusgladtidings,andshetellsusnolies.

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This page was last edited on 17 Juneat Release Date December 20, He made his debut with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony miuntain Jordon Hall when he was 16, conducting the premiere of his own orchestral work, Antigone. Woodland Sketches 10 for piano, Op. His father was a physician and mother was a chemist. Retrieved 20 March — via NYTimes. Streams Videos All Posts. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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