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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Title Fiddles and Fiddlers
Description music. Jades Hansen leading the band, among others who were membersjwere John Waldermar Daniel Beckstrom, Andrew Beckatrom, Andrew Anderson, Bent Hansen and Mortin Rasmussen. Andrew Madsen's journal records! "When we reached Mount Pleasant, the band gave great stress to their music and the chords were clearly sounded. Many people were out to meet the party and were formed in lines extending over three blocks on and his party as they passed between the throng of people. Large arches had been made for them to pass under, many large banners, and a number of smaller ones were displayed, all giving honor to the occasion. As they neared the home of our Bishop, where the party was first escorted, they were met by the Sunday School children, lead by Superintendent H, P. Miller. They sang the favorite song of the Latter Hay Saints, 'We Thank Thee 0 Cod for a Prophet,¦ and never before had we heard such beautiful singing. There was a meeting in the bowery . . . President Young . . . spoke only a very short time. The other principal speakers were Elders Orson Hyde, U, H. Wells, George Q. Cannon, Joseph H, Young and Wilford Woodruff. After this enjoyable meeting, they continued through the city, accompanied by our brass band and a mounted guaro . . «" later the field north of town wae given to the band, bence the name "Brass Band Field," as it was known. James had a good memory and a talent to pick up melodic Often he heard a catchy tune, jotted down a few notes, went home and added parts for different instruments. His voice, when matured, was equally as good as when he was a young boy in Denmark, and his rich tenor renditions consoled the bereaved and brought joy to those around him. His home was used for orchestra and band practices. Re taught dance lessons there to those who wanted to learn or to improve their skills. He received no pay.14 It is interesting to note that, even though his family learned to love music and to have a great appreciation for their talents and used them well, his children were not allowed tc play the organ that was in their parlor; that privilege was reserved for their father alone. -41-
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