Rays of Hope* (formerly 2019-10-19 Waltz)


Key: G

Form: Waltz

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Melody

Harmonized low

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheet Music in PDF: 2019-10-19 Waltz

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Source (if known): David Kaynor and Rebecca Weiss (copyright)

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Region: USA, New England

Notes: David describes this as a fiddle duet.

*(January 23, 2020)  As many of us know already, David is in rehab following hospitalization to get a breathing tube to help him deal with ALS. We hope he will get to go home soon.

.His friend Rebecca Weiss writes about this tune’s original provisional title, 2019-10-19 Waltz, “David and I wrote this tune in October after a day that included walking in fall foliage, sitting by the woodstove, tunes, etc.  It was hard to find a name to sum up the feelings and events of the day, so the date was its title for a few months.  However, we realized that a different title would be a great opportunity to thank the wonderful and supportive people out there.  We decided to officially name this tune “Rays of Hope” in honor of two specific people named Ray who have been helping David out as well as everyone who brings hope.”

David is beloved by many many people in the US, Canada and Sweden (at least) including especially we of the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra where he has been our Musical Director and mentor.  He writes that he sadly will not be able to continue.

I am just one of probably thousands who have been blessed with the joy he brings to traditional musicians and dancers and who, in profound gratitude, wish him nothing but peace and love. –AJ

To see an incomplete listing of tunes David has composed, enter “DAK” in the Search box above  (There are a couple of ringers in that list where a tune’s page includes the string dak, for example in “North Dakota”.)