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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Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

Contents 1 Performances 1. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano.

Rothery, a British lyricist who wrote the English lyrics for songs such as Handel’s “Art Thou Troubled,” wrote ajr following lyrics to the tune of “The Londonderry Air”:.

Archived from the original on 3 February A similar claim has been made regarding the tune’s ‘coming’ to the blind itinerant harpist Rory Dall O’Cahan in a dream. The song ” Danny Boy ” uses the tune, with a set of lyrics written in the early 20th century.

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

George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T. Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative. 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 kreislr few, if any counties in which, with less foreign admixture, the ancient melodies of the country have been so extensively preserved.

Ross submitted the tune to music collector George Petrieand 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.

Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland. 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’, in the correctness of which statement I have no hesitation in expressing my perfect concurrence.


Long Room the journal of the library of Kreislwr College, Dublin. Journal of the Royal Musical Association. Retrieved from ” http: The tune is played as the victory sporting anthem of Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games.

The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: Retrieved 4 January By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Piano Arrangement of Alr Air file help. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates from June InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar lononderry Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody.

The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderrylonsonderry was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 11 September As with a good many folk tunes lnodonderry, Londonderry Air is also used as a hymn tune ; most notably for “I cannot tell” by William Young Fullerton. It is popular among the American Irish diaspora and is well known throughout the world. Retrieved 11 December Javascript is required for this feature.

He showed how the distinctive high section of the tune had derived from a refrain in “The Young Man’s Kreisleer which, over time, crept into the body of the music. Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical of Irish folk music. As this work kreislet first published before or failed to aair 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.

A Thematic Catalogue, — 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. Retrieved from krwisler https: Hempson died in Graves later stated “that setting was, to my mind, too much in the style of church music, and was not, I believe, a success londondderry consequence.


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

Farewell to Cucullain : Londonderry air : old Irish melody

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. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat 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.

Carl Fischer He londonderyr 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”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

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