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Hisae Hagiwara Chew: Set List
Starting at about 2:00, Ted Chew and his family (Alice, Ian, Jay) will be playing some of Hisae’s favourite songs. They write:
As a family, we always enjoyed playing music for Hisae and Jack. Our set list is a microcosm of the music that we have played for Hisae throughout the years, and is played this afternoon as a tribute to a wonderful mother and grandmother, and to a life well lived.
— Thank you for listening, Ted, Ally, Ian & Jay Chew.
- Karasu; Otete tsunaide (Kutsu ga naru); Musunde hiraite
- These are three Japanese folk songs that Hisae shared with her children, and were in turn shared with her grandchildren
- Vilia from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár
- A playful tune that Hisae enjoyed hearing
- Canon in D by Johannes Pachelbel
- The theme song from “Off the Record” an afternoon CBC radio show
- Red River Valley; Aloha Oe
- Two songs that Hisae loved to hum and would put together
- Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
- Of modern performers, KD Lang was one of Hisae’s favorites, and she loved her version of this song
- El Cóndor Pasa
- Hisae liked a wide variety of music, and particularly enjoyed Peruvian music
- Ted liked to play his mother this tune
- Ashoken Farewell
- American fiddle tune, that was the last song that Ted played for his mother in the hospital, and evoked her praise.
- What a Wonderful World
- Hisae was a big fan of Louis Armstrong