Gala: Classics from a Romantic Era

Carole Koenig

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Gala: Classics From a Romantic Era is a lyric anthology of irresistibly festive tunes form 19th century music halls and parlors. The music, wildly popular in its day, is an enduring treasure of Victorian Americana. Researched from archival originals, the album features acclaimed dulcimer artist Carole Koenig's all-instrumental arrangements of turn-of-the-century tunes with piano and violin accompaniment. Highlights include such favorites as "Peg 'o My Heart," "After the Ball," and "Aura Lea" (Love Me Tender).

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