Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Stephen Foster Song

I have a few music recordings in my collection that I don't listen to often, yet they're the ones I go to when I'm not in the mood to listen to music. Make sense? I don't blame ya.

Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O'Connor recorded Appalachia Waltz in just three days in 1995. I bought it, and I quickly became one of my "desert island" CD's. Then the three released Appalachian Journey in 2000, and I thought they topped themselves.

Here, Alison Krause joins the three to sing Stephen Foster's "Slumber My Darling" during a live performance of Appalachian Journey, first broadcast on PBS.

4 comments:

Annie said...

Thanks for posting this, Hal. It's simply breathtaking.

Kelly said...

That is beautiful, Hal. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Pam said...

Love it! I also love anything by Allison Krause.

Debby said...

Alison Krause has one of the sweetest voices I've ever heard in my life. I've always wanted a voice just like that. Unfortunately, I still have my mom voice. Quietly authoritative. Except for when I'm yelling.