Mark Gilston

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Location: Cedar Park, TX
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Der Christbaum


musician/member name: Mark Gilston
Duration: 00:01:38
description:
Mark Gilston plays a German Christmas carol on mountain dulcimer. Der Christbaum is a variant of Oh Tannenbaum that was sung in various German-American immigrant communities.
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StudentofRhythm
12/16/21 12:21:01AM @studentofrhythm:

I love learning about and contemplating all these historical and cultural processes.


Strumelia
12/14/21 10:51:34AM @strumelia:

Mark Gilston: What I love is how immigrants preserve the old music which is often lost in the countries of origin.

Yes I agree- that is such a wonderful thing about how music and music culture evolves and travels.


Mark Gilston
12/14/21 10:49:06AM @mark-gilston:

StudentofRhythm:

Lovely tune!  You mention German-American immigrant communities: I expect that includes Texas?  Would it include Pennsylvania?

I think this song was mostly sung in Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the notes didn't explicitly say.  Texas certainly also has a large German immigrant population and so do many of the states in the mid-west.  What I love is how immigrants preserve the old music which is often lost in the countries of origin.


Strumelia
12/14/21 08:27:08AM @strumelia:

Hi @studentofrhythm : Tejano music from Texas has its distinct sound with accordions and polka-like rhythm is because of the German immigrant influence in Mexican music culture. Fascinating.


StudentofRhythm
12/14/21 12:19:21AM @studentofrhythm:

Lovely tune!  You mention German-American immigrant communities: I expect that includes Texas?  Would it include Pennsylvania?