Popular musical styles from 19th century Tennessee, including Appalachian bluegrass, Celtic, Irish and Scottish folk music, are melded together to tell the story of America’s best-documented ghost story, written for the Nashville Ballet.
Notes from the composer:
The most famous and well-documented ghost story in US history, the Bell Witch, lived in north Tennessee and began terrorizing everyone from town folks to Andrew Jackson around 1812. I wrote a ballet about her, and this is the series of dances that occurred in the ballet after an important wedding. Influences are accurate for the time: blues, Cajun, Irish, and bluegrass.