Dives and Lazarus

Somebody sent me this little gem last night.  It’s the old English ballad “Dives and Lazarus,” based on the story of the rich man and the beggar in Luke 16.   The tune is incidentally often heard in 3/4 time as the hornpipe, “Star of the County Down,” and in some hymnals it becomes “Canticle of the Turning.”  The violinist is my multi-talented friend, the late Paul Anders, whom you may have seen on other instruments on this site.  I’m not sure when we did this one, but I recall it was a beautiful night.

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    1. A.P. says:

      Thanks, Ashley. Yeah Paul was a great guy, a great musician, and a great friend. He was taken suddenly in his mid-50’s a couple months ago after a super-brief illness. Hard to fathom, but it gives one pause.

      He played about 10 different instruments, and lived to play music and help out other musicians. You might find him playing a Cajon (a beat box) on other clips on this site.

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      1. ashleyleia says:

        Sad how people can be lost when it seems like it should be so much before their time. The world works in strange ways.

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      2. A.P. says:

        I know, it’s baffling. This perfectly healthy, fit guy, worked out, didn’t smoke — it’s hard to figure. I’ve seen it happen before too. We all have.

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      3. ashleyleia says:

        Yes we have.

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