“The song from the Last of the Mohicans”

Some questions have been rolling in regarding the tune I’m playing in this video. The lilting main riff comes from a tune called The Gael written by Dougie MacLean, the Scottish fiddler. Trevor Jones adapted it for use in The Last of the Mohicans, adding those long slow notes that fit so sweetly over the riff when the two are played together, hence the soundtrack titles, Promontory or The Kiss.

Since I’m just one fiddle, I fancy imagining the sound of one part when I’m playing the other. You shouldn’t be able to hear that, but maybe it makes me dig in a little differently…

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37 responses to ““The song from the Last of the Mohicans”

  1. I’m a big fan of Dougie’s and have been for about 15 years. Glad to see someone give him a nod on this. When I saw your video before hitting play I thought I was going to get belly dance music, given your costume. That’s not what you played but I wasn’t disappointed. Just a thought, the music from the games Witcher and Witcher2 might suit you as well.

  2. I think I remember that day.

  3. I am mesmerized by this tune and hope to play it one day…thank you for sharing. Veronica

  4. I saw the video the hot violinist (last of the mohicans) and I loved your performance.

    Im a brazilian girl, I began violin classes, I looking for the violin lirics last of mohicans.

    So I ask for this lirics. Can you send me this lirics by email?

    Thanks for your attention,
    Claudia

    • Yes, I would be happy to email the music to you. Click on the link in the right hand sidebar for the email list and sign up. This will give me your email address so that I can send music.

  5. Hello my name is Yanina and I am in my school orchestra and i love this piece of music i find it intriguing and i would like to know if it would be possible for you to send me the sheet music to this. Thank you very much.

    • Hi Yanina, Yes! You can get the sheet music. If you sign up for the email list on the right hand side bar, then I will send a couple versions of the sheet music directly to your inbox.

      • Hey Jenny! I came across the video last night and since then it has been playing on a loop. I’d really appreciate it if you could send the score across to me as well. Thanks a ton.

      • That’s great! The easiest way for me to send you the score is if you click on the link in the right hand sidebar and sign up for email list. You can always get off later if you get sick of hearing me, but it will get you set up to receive a couple versions of the score I’ve written out. :)

      • Done. :)

  6. Hi, my name is Leandro, I´m from Venezuela, I´m 29 years old and I play the violin since I was 6 years old, I love the gypsy music, I love your songs so, I will be very grateful if I could have some of your sheet music, I already have sign up for the email list :)

  7. I have loved that song since the first time I heard it in LotM. There are a few renditions up on iTunes but most fall like tin on my ears. Your interpretation is equally as moving as the original perhaps more so demonstrating how good it can be unplugged. Listening to this song I feel real regret for not continuing to practice the violin when a family moved put me in a school that had no orchestra. Well done and thanks.

  8. Hi, I’m Karsten and I come from Germany! Have had a look on youtube your posts and found it quite cool, although I’m not really for the classic instruments! The way how you played the title, I was then very impressed , the clothes and the environment I was also pretty cool, because I have not seen it in the form! I’m not usually so, but I thought I would let you over there, so then, wish you all the best!

  9. The Hot Violinist: “Promontory” – Love this, Jenny, as well as the other songs on your website (www.circapaleo.com). Would love to see a live performance. Your band would be a big hit at the Highland Games held each summer in Linville, NC at Grandfather Mtn — (see: http://www.grandfather.com/grandfather-mountain-highland-games-july-8-11/ ) ! AND you’d love the experience of the beautiful scenery and comraderie of the “gathering of the clans”. Many musical groups entertain there, and it has become a very popular annual event. Although I’m in S. Fla., I’d love to travel to see you perform there. ——- Wishing you peace, love and God’s blessings. — Patty

  10. The YouTube video is gone!! It was fantastic…and it was the full length piece too. Can you get it back?

  11. 好好聽喔
    雖然我是中國人
    但我依舊喜歡您所創造出來的音樂

    在東方缺少太多這樣的音樂元素了
    希望你的音樂可以為東方帶來衝擊
    以及推廣

  12. Chinese; From Google Translate:

    “Oh good listen though I am Chinese but I still like the music you have created too much missing in the East of musical elements such hope your music can impact on the East and the promotion of”

    You can answer back using the tool here:

    Translate.google.com

    –David

  13. Hi Jenny! Love your work hear on the blog you make many young musicans happy howe is the beuging of the learning.
    By the way did you got my photomontage?

  14. I am very comfortable that I’ve found today (Tuesday) this good blog about Zumba Wii Song List | Wii Active 2, somewhat related to Zumba Wii Song List | Wii Active 2, even if not posted immediately your weblog seems updated, thanks again, just dance 1 song list

  15. Can you please send me the sheet music of this piece? :) My family loves the movie so much and I would love to perform this in front of them. Oh and I already subscribed to the green link.

  16. Oh never mind! A confirmation email just came to my mail! :D Thanks!

  17. esta musica e linda , tem como me enviar a partitura dela.

  18. muito obrigada por me manda a partitura.

  19. Hi,

    I love that music! I seen the movie a few times, but I can’t forget this song…

    Dieter

  20. de moura sandro luis

    Jenny! como faco para obter os cds do Circa Paleo?

  21. Thanks for the sheet music and advice on playing the last of the mohicans its still hard but getting there using a mandolin. Thanks once again Jenny

  22. Do you dress like this often, or just at festivals? Only reason for the question, I love all of your outfits and I would like to not be dressed in todays designer clothes so much but feel odd about having something other than jeans and a t-shirt in public.
    Once more, ‘go you!’, as the young of today say:]

  23. I don’t think anyone could ever come close to that preformance, your age, sutle momement, extreme sexiness, clothing.. purely hypnotic. Took me to outer space, and I could could watch it over and over. Richmond, ky 10-14-12

  24. Hi Jenny, thanks for being so generous to share your music and your knowledge with us :), you are really a great violin player and an inspiration for me!! I do appreciate all your tips and I love the performance of the Gael, your video is really amazing, loved the dress and the magic atmosphere … you are like an Elf playing in a forest centuries ago!!! :)
    when I watch it I feel soooo depressed as I realize that I will never be able to play it!!! I have been playing the violin for just a year and I know I still have everything to learn, but I am following all your tips and things are going better!! thanks again!!
    Have you posted the videos for lessons 2-4 on the Gael? can you send me the sheet? thanks thanks thanks :)

  25. Hello Jenny, thanks for song. I´m looking for music music sheet. Can you send me this piece?

  26. Hey Jenny, I signed up for the newsletter but I didn’t get the sheet music, I was wondering if you could possibly send it again, in case I missed it somehow? I have some music for the Gael I downloaded, but watching your videos it’s clear you play it a bit differently, and I’d love to try it myself.

    Thanks!!
    ~Pearson

  27. Please resend me the music for the kiss, I have lost it and your site wont let me register again. Help, thanks. Elaine

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