Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Song: Mount Pleasant City ~ Lyrics Adapted from C.C.A Christensen and Taken from History of Mount Pleasant ~ Musical Arrangement by Duane P. Hansen 2013

I write songs as a hobby. One day I was looking at the Relic Hall Website (love it--what a treasure) and was reading some of the Saga of the Sanpitch items. I got motivated about this little tune (attached files for review). The words are adapted / modified from a song-poem by C.C.C Christensen found on Page 193 of The History of Mt. Pleasant by Ms. Hilda Madsen Longsdorf (I believe she is my relative through the Madsen line and my Grandmother Asenteth Swensen Carlson). The music is intended to be rising, stirring with a strong beat to capture the nature and character of our Mount Pleasant pioneers.

Another motivation was to honor my parents and ancestors. The understand the Carlson's, Beckstead's, Hansen's, and Poulsen's, Madsen's helped build and serve in the history of Mount Pleasant City.

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