Violoncello Society Newsletter: Spring-Summer 1995

The wedding of Christine, daughter of the late Dewey Balfa, one of the leaders in the modern-day Cajun music revival, brings out fiddlers from all over the country, also the author, cellist Harry Wimmer, who was invited to play Bach at the ceremony!
  The shaded wooden gazebo serves as mini-stage  for the ceremony. Here cellist Harry Wimmer plays the gigantic C Major Bach Prelude for bride, groom and audience.
". . . no ordinary Cajun wedding. . . "

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Balfa Toujours
The wedding ceremony is colorfully interlaced with traditional Cajun melodies. After the vows, Bach's music serves as a joyful affirmation of the moment by its directness and simplicity. There will be much dancing into the night.

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"The Golden Treasure of San Juan"
"Casals Lives On in Puerto Rico"
The Six Bach Cello Suites (ms)
"Bach's C Minor Suite Was Written This Morning"
"Bach on the Bayou"

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