Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States, and I'd like to thank everyone for the gift of your music, your ideas and your enthusiasm for the violin and its related instruments.
Below is a lovely version of one of my favorite American songs, "Simple Gifts." It's a Shaker Song, and the words are as beautiful as the music:
The Luna Nova Quartet performs in the video below -- I love the mandolin in this version. Happy Thanksgiving!
Ben Brussell, Mandolin
Candance Sanderson, Violin
Linda Green, Viola
Alex Kelly, Cello
Recorded March 15, 2010
Music at Meyer Concert Series, San Francisco
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