"Let Memory Keep Us All," free mp3
Today's song is "Let Memory Keep Us All."
My ex-husband and I wrote the words in honor of Carol Boren Owens, early member of the Solstice Assembly and soloist on yesterday's song.
The lyrics are set to the tune of "The Death of Admiral Nelson," a song I learned from Peter Bellamy. Bellamy was one of the greatest singers and arrangers of the English folk music revival; I had the tremendous pleasure of doing a concert with him and my business partner Patrick Sky just a year or two before Peter died. The two of them filled many hours complaining about the contrast between the Good Old Days and - now.
I arranged the song for four parts and the Band of Ages backed us up.
This one is available on Under the Drawbridge, a cd which was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition with Margot Adler.
December 19: The Lord at First did Adam Make - Carol Owens and the Solstice Assembly
December 18: The Sussex Mummers' Carol by the Solstice Assembly
December 17: The Holly Bears a Berry by the Solstice Assembly
December 16: In the Bleak Midwinter by Joe Newberry and the Buds. (Also complete list of songs)
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