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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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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.

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 tune is played as the victory sporting anthem of Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games.

None [ force assignment ] Key C major First Pub lication. Kreisldr page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Retrieved 11 September A similar claim has been made regarding the tune’s ‘coming’ to the blind itinerant harpist Rory Dall O’Cahan in a dream. The first lyrics to be sung to the music were, “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known as “Oh!

Retrieved 11 December Archived from the original on 3 February The song ” Danny Boy ” uses the tune, with a set of lyrics written in the londonderry 20th century. Javascript is required for this feature. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: Retrieved from ” https: Farewell to Cucullain Kreisler, Fritz It is very londonderrj that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years. The first writer, after Petrie’s publication, to set verses to the tune was Alfred Perceval Gravesin the late s.

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. Hempson died in A Thematic Catalogue, — Contents 1 Performances 1. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


Kreisler, Fritz – Farewell to Cucullain (Londonderry Air) – Violin and Piano – Carl Fischer Edition

Carl Fischer Naxos Javascript not enabled. 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.

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.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical of Irish folk music.

Londonderry Air – Wikipedia

The origin of the tune was for a long time somewhat mysterious, as no other collector of folk tunes encountered it, and all known examples are descended from Ross’s submission to Petrie’s collection. 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 most popular lohdonderry for the tune are ” Danny Boy ” “Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling”written by English lawyer Frederic Edward Weatherly lobdonderryand set to the tune in Bunting published it londoneerry The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderryand was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county. However, it kresiler 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.


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”. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates jreisler June Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland.

Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative. Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano. Retrieved 4 January From Wikipedia, the free aur. 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.

Retrieved from ” http: George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T. Piano Zir of Londonderry Air file help. Views Read Edit View history. It is popular among the American Irish diaspora and is well known throughout the world.

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

Journal of the Royal Musical Association. Long Room the journal of the library of Trinity College, Dublin.