ein Ros' entsprungen
(Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming)
My father is a Kruskal. The name
is Eastern European. My mother’s side is Welsh.
She was a small town girl from the rich rolling farmlands of the
Mohawk Valley in central New York state. She claims that she read
every single book in the local library before heading off east for
college. The German language and music were her main interests at
Later, when I was very young, I remember her playing Christmas
carols and hymns on the piano in four part harmony. My brothers and
I would gather round to sing. This 15th century German carol is one
of my earliest memories.
The score below is in F, but I’m
playing it here in C on my 31 buttonMorse Céilí Anglo
concertina. In the home key, this tune
offers rich harmonic possibilities on the Anglo. I play it through
five times and each time is voiced differently. There are more
choices yet to be discovered, I’m sure.