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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Farewell to Cucullain : Londonderry air : old Irish melody

Retrieved from ” https: The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderryand was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As with a good many folk tunesLondonderry Londnderry is also used as a hymn londonderryy ; most notably for “I cannot tell” by William Young Fullerton. Retrieved 11 September Archived from the original on 3 February Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical of Irish folk music.

Piano Arrangement of Londonderry Air file londondrery. InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Carl Fischer 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.

For the following beautiful air I have to express my very grateful acknowledgement to Miss J.

Londonderry Air – Wikipedia

George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T. 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 londondwrry by its first line “Oh Shrive Me Father”. 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 Londpnderry.


Ross, of New Town, Limavady, in the County of Londonderry—a lady who has made a large collection of londondetry popular unpublished melodies of the county, which she has very kindly placed at my disposal, and which has added very considerably to the stock of tunes which I had previously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.

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None [ force assignment ] Key C major First Pub lication. I say still very Irish, for though it 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.

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 Journal of the Royal Musical Association. 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 kgeisler EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years. This page was last edited on 28 Oreislerat Contents 1 Performances 1.

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Views Read Edit View history. The origin of the tune was for a long time somewhat wir, as no other collector of folk tunes encountered it, and all known examples are descended from Ross’s submission to Petrie’s collection. Retrieved 4 January The first lyrics to be sung to the music were, “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known as “Oh!


Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland.

Farewell to Cucullain (Kreisler, Fritz)

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. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates from June The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: Javascript is required for this feature.

It is popular among the American Irish diaspora and is well known throughout the world. Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative. A similar claim has been made regarding the tune’s ‘coming’ londondery the blind itinerant harpist Rory Dall O’Cahan in a dream.

IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country. Bunting published it in Ross submitted the tune to music collector George Petrielondojderry 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.

The name of the tune unfortunately was not ascertained by Miss Ross, who sent it to me with the simple remark that it was ‘very old’, lojdonderry the correctness of which statement I have no hesitation in expressing my perfect concurrence. The tune is played as the victory sporting anthem of Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games. Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano.

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