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There Was Someone Named Rachel

A month or so ago, Jean Cassidy of Sheville.org told us about the musical composition she had written in honor of the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson‘s “Silent Spring“, and she promised to share with us a video of the work, when it became available.  She sent it to me a few weeks ago, so here it is.  This is a wonderful video, with the piece performed by  members of the singing group “Womansong” from Asheville, NC.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

A song “There Was Someone Named Rachel” to celebrate  the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring”, written by Jean Cassidy, arranged by Catherine Riley and sung by a small group of Womansong members, with Lytingale on keyboard.  Singers are  Winnie Barrett, Va Boyle, Jean Cassidy, Terri Crosby, Cathy Riley, Susan Taylor, Ellen Winner and Claudette Wren.