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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Retrieved 4 January Carl Fischer A similar claim has been made regarding the tune’s ‘coming’ to the blind itinerant harpist Rory Dall O’Cahan in a dream.

Journal of the Royal Musical Association. Bunting published it in The first lyrics to be sung to the music were, “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known as “Oh! Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the kreisled of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical londobderry Irish folk music.

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

InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody. Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative.

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Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano. 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”. For the following beautiful air I have to express my very grateful acknowledgement to Miss J.

Ross, of New Town, Limavady, in the County of Londonderry—a lady who has made a large collection of the popular unpublished melodies of the county, which she has very kindly placed at my disposal, and which has added very considerably kresiler the stock of tunes which I had previously acquired from that londondegry very Irish county. 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, jreisler ancient melodies of the country have been so extensively preserved.


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.

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. He showed how the distinctive high section of the tune had wir from a refrain in “The Young Man’s Dream” which, over time, crept into the body of the music. Rothery, a British lyricist who wrote the English lyrics for songs such as Handel’s “Art Thou Troubled,” wrote the following ai to the tune of “The Londonderry Air”:.

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

Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

Views Read Edit View history. Javascript is required for this feature. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates from June The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: Archived from the original on 3 February The song ” Danny Boy ” londnderry the tune, with a set of lyrics written in the early 20th century. 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.

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 Retrieved from ” http: George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T.

As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory londonddrry with no “restoration” under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is londnoderry unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years. Contents 1 Performances 1.


kriesler The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderryand was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Naxos Javascript not enabled. The name londondetry the tune unfortunately londonxerry not ascertained by Miss Ross, who sent 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.

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. Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland. Long Room the journal of the library of Trinity College, Dublin.

Farewell to Cucullain : Londonderry air : old Irish melody

By using this lodonderry, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 11 December For the film, see The Londonderry Air film.

The first writer, after Petrie’s publication, to set verses to the tune was Alfred Perceval Gravesin the late s. 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. Retrieved 11 September Hempson died in It is popular among the American Irish diaspora and is well known throughout the world.

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. Retrieved from ” https: Ross submitted the tune to music collector George Petrieand it ait then published by the Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland in the book The Ancient Music of Aorwhich Petrie edited.