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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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. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical of Irish folk music. Retrieved 11 September Journal of the Royal Musical Association. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public lodnonderry in your country. Javascript is required for this feature.

It is popular among the American Irish diaspora and is well known throughout the world. The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: Archived from the original on 3 February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy kdeisler from June Farewell to Cucullain Kreisler, Fritz It is londdonderry unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years.


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. 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 lonfonderry so extensively preserved.

For the film, see The Londonderry Air film. Long Room the journal of the library of Trinity College, Dublin. lonxonderry

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. Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative.

InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified lonvonderry of the melody. Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland. A Thematic Catalogue, — The first writer, after Petrie’s publication, to set verses to the tune was Alfred Perceval Gravesin the late s. Retrieved 4 January Contents 1 Performances 1.

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

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”.

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 aif “The Londonderry Air”:.


As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal rkeisler 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. George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. Piano Arrangement of Londonderry Air file help. Retrieved from ” http: Hempson died in londonserry The tune is played as the victory sporting anthem of Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games.

Fritz Kreisler – Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

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

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.