This is another waltz that I learned from J.C. Hounshell after judging with him at the American Heritage Music Festival (Jana Jae’s fiddle contest) in Grove, OK. (Great contest by the way. I highly recommend it.)
JC and his wife Joyce, Gayle and LaRue Hopson and I sat around and played until they were ready for bed. And, I was pleased to learn this tune. JC Called it Gloria’s Waltz, and Gayle called with Waltz for Gloria. I have called it both. I’m not sure whether J.C. wrote it, or it’s older than him, but it doesn’t appear that there are any other recordings of this Gloria’s Waltz on the Internet (only another Gloria’s Waltz.)
I think it’s a beautiful tune, and I hope you do too.
Update 1/9/19: I just learned that this tune was written by Canadian Fiddler, Calvin Vollrath and was composed for Gloria Schoening of Milaca Minnesota.