Sheet Music – £ – The old Irish song Londonderry Air arranged for Violin and Piano by Fritz Kreisler. Contributor(s). Fritz Kreisler ( – ) – Composer. Primary Item Type: Musical Score. Identifiers: LCSH Violin and piano music – Scores.

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Graves later stated “that setting was, to my mind, too much in the style of church music, and was not, I believe, a success in consequence. Piano Arrangement of Londonderry Air file help. Ross, of New Town, Limavady, in the County of Londonderry—a lady who has made a large collection of the popular unpublished melodies of the county, which she has very kindly placed at my disposal, and which has added very considerably to the stock of tunes which I had previously acquired from that still very Irish county.

The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderryand was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county.

Farewell to Cucullain (Kreisler, Fritz)

For the film, see The Londonderry Air film. Long Room the journal of the library of Trinity College, Dublin. I say still very Irish, for though jreisler has been planted for more than two centuries by English and Scottish settlers, the old Irish race still forms the great majority of its peasant inhabitants; and there are few, if any counties in which, with less foreign admixture, the ancient melodies of the country have been so extensively preserved.

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Londonderry Air

Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative. Retrieved 11 December This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello londonderty Scores featuring the piano.

InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland. For the following beautiful air I have to express my very grateful acknowledgement to Miss J. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T. Retrieved from ” http: The tune is played as the victory sporting anthem of Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games.


Fritz Kreisler – Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

A Thematic Catalogue, — The descendants of blind fiddler Jimmy McCurry assert that he is the musician from whom Miss Ross transcribed the tune but there is no historical evidence to support this speculation. It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in londnderry country where the copyright term is life-plus years.

Journal of the Royal Musical Association. He showed how the distinctive high section of the tune had derived from a refrain in “The Young Man’s Dream” which, over time, crept into the body of the music.

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The name of the tune unfortunately was not ascertained by Miss Ross, who londonverry it to me with the simple remark that it was ‘very old’, in the correctness of which statement I have no hesitation in expressing my perfect concurrence.

Ross submitted the tune to music collector George Petrielodonderry it was then published by the Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland in the book The Ancient Music of Irelandwhich Petrie edited. None [ force assignment ] Key C major First Pub lication.

As with a good many folk tunesLondonderry Air is also used as a hymn tune ; most notably for “I cannot tell” by William Young Fullerton. A similar claim has been made regarding the tune’s ‘coming’ to the blind itinerant harpist Rory Dall O’Cahan in a dream.

Rothery, a British lyricist who wrote the English lyrics for songs such as Handel’s “Art Thou Troubled,” wrote the following lyrics to the tune of “The Londonderry Air”:. The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: However, it is in the public domain in Canada where IMSLP is hosted and other countries where the term is life-plus years such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide. Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on 3 February Bunting published it in Retrieved 4 January It is popular among the American Irish diaspora and is well known throughout the world.


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Farewell to Cucullain : Londonderry air : old Irish melody

He also discovered the original words to the tune as we now know it, which were written by Edward Fitzsimmons and published in ; his song is “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known by its first line “Oh Shrive Me Father”. The first writer, after Petrie’s publication, to set verses to the tune was Alfred Perceval Gravesin the late s.

IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that londohderry not in the public domain in your country. Hempson died in Farewell to Cucullain Kreisler, Fritz It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years.

The song ” Danny Londnderry ” uses the tune, with a set of lyrics written in the early 20th century. The most popular lyrics for the tune are ” Danny Boy ” “Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling”written by English lawyer Frederic Edward Weatherly inand set to the tune in As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no “restoration” under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.

The aur of the tune was for a long time somewhat mysterious, as no other collector of folk tunes encountered lononderry, and all known examples are descended from Ross’s submission to Petrie’s collection. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates from June Retrieved 11 September Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed londdonderry a tune more typical of Irish folk music.