Fiddles and Fiddlers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Fiddles and Fiddlers
Description the temple grounds were landscaped, I tended mason on the retaining wall and blasted big stones on the grounds into more manageable pieces. FIDDLES AHD FIDDLERS Mary Louise Seamons Orem, Utah Non-Professional Division Jecond Place Historical Essay Ifusic was an integral part of Mormon pioneer life. Those who had musical abilities were as desperately needed crossing the plains and in the early settlements as were the farmers, the blacksmiths, the other craftsmen so necessary to the survival of a people. Musicians provided the much- needed respite from work, the relaxation after a hard day's trek or labor in the fields and shops, the solace and comfort for those losing loved ones. These early musicians were many-talented and generous with their skills and vital! iy. Theirs waa a special responsibility. One such man was James (Jens) Hansen : fiddler, singer, director, architect. James was horn 24 April 1828 in Gronnegade, Fredriksborg, Denmark. His musical talents became apparent when he was very young and his job was to herd geese. The long days spent following the lazy birds gave him time to develop bis talents. He had a melodic voice and loved to sing; often he made op his own music and lyrics. He longed for a violin, but the family income was not sufficient for Mw to indulge in such luxury, so he made his own. It was a beautiful instrument, and he used it for many years. James married Sophia Larsen on 10 AogU3t 1851. A year and a half later he and his wife joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? and made plans to go to Aoerioa to join the Saints. Their first child, Hans, was born is 1852.4 Sophia's health waa broken by this event, but ahe was determined to -59-
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