Posts tagged David Schnaufer
Remembering David ...

On August 23rd, 2006, the dulcimer world lost one of its most incredible talents when David L. Schnaufer "slipped his earthly bonds" after a mercifully brief battle with cancer. Though he was only 53 years old, his contribution to the dulcimer world is incalculable. He was at the forefront of the "revival" of the mountain dulcimer, and rekindled interest and widespread respect for the instrument by demonstrating that it could be used to perform everything from "Bach to Rock". His passion and dedication to the instrument were infectious, and he leaves behind legions of grateful dulcimer players who mourn his loss, and celebrate his life.

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September 2017 - "Packington's Pound"

This month's tune is a 16th Century English folk tune called "Packington's Pound". David recorded this tune on his 1992 recording "Dulcimer Sessions". It has the haunting quality characteristic of many Aeolian (minor) mode tunes. The tune was thought to have been composed by the English lute player Francis Cutting, though more recent evidence suggest he may have merely arranged an older tune for his instrument.

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