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.
YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING AND INSPIRING TO ME AS A TRUE BEGINNER ON THE VIOLIN/FIDDLE. IT IS FRUSTRATING AT TIMES, BUT YOUR PLAYING PICKS UP MY SPIRITS. GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION. HOPEFULLY, WHEN I RETIRE, TIME WILL ALLOW MORE PRACTICE. MY SON IS A WONDERFUL MUSICIAN AND I WOULD LOVE TO ONE DAY PERFORM A DUET WITH HIM. FAITH AND HOPE ARE MY GUIDE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR “FIDDLE TUNE A DAY”. LOVE IT!
Vi Wickam says
Thanks for your kind words, Laurel! And, you’re very welcome. Creating fiddle tune a day has been a pleasure for me. Playing a duet with your son sounds like a wonderful aspiration. The only time you will find to practice is the time you create.
Michael Friedman says
Lovely musical performance !
Especially Love the graceful double stops!
Are these fiddle tunes in writing somewhere? I’m a teacher and would love to have them as a resource.
Vi Wickam says
I have created transcriptions for a number of these tunes here: https://www.vithefiddler.com/product-category/sheet-music/. I have a physical book of all of the tunes I played on my Album, Old School Old Time, that is also available on the same page. I am creating transcriptions for more of my Fiddle Tune a Day tunes as I have time, and intend to transcribe most of them eventually.
Additionally, I have transcriptions of a whole bunch of fiddle tunes on my online fiddle lessons site: http://www.myTalentForge.com. Almost all of the 300 or so tune lessons include transcriptions.