Thursday, December 22, 2011

SONGS OF OLD IRELAND A Collection of Fifty Irish Melodies

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SONGS OF OLD IRELAND

A Collection of Fifty Irish Melodies

The words by Alfred Perceval Graves

The music arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford

1882

 

PREFACE

From "Songs of Old Ireland" by Alfred Perceval Graves and Charles Villiers Stanford

1882

Contents | The little red Lark »

THE Fifty Irish Melodies comprised in this collection may be described as new to English ears. They have been chosen to represent as far as possible the various characteristics of the people, from which they have sprung. Thus, glimpses into the lives of the Irish peasant, fisherman, and mechanic are given through the Lullabies, the Love Songs, the Lays of Sport and Occupation, and the Lamentations for the Dead; while the romantic Historical subjects of the remote past have not been neglected. The airs are in the main selected from the Petrie Collection. For a few other airs we are indebted to Mr. Bunting's and Dr. Joyce's collections. The words, where not entirely new, are founded upon Celtic or Anglo-Irish originals, any actual obligation being in each instance acknowledged.

Music score to The Little Red Lark

 

 

ANCIENT LULLABY

From Songs of Old Ireland with words by Alfred Perceval Graves, and music arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford

 

Music score to Ancient Lullaby

Music score to Fairy Nurse Song

Music score to Fairy Nurse Song

Music score to An Irish Lullaby

Music score to An Irish Lullaby

Music score to What is life without a Wife

Music score to What is life without a Wife

Music score to What is life without a Wife

Music score to What is life without a Wife

Music score to What is life without a Wife

Music score to What is life without a Wife

Music score to Sailor Girl

* (Wild Geese) The popular name given to the Irish who followed Sarsfield into the Low Countries after the Capitulation of Limerick.

† My heart's own boy.

Music score to Banks of the Daisies

Music score to Banks of the Daisies

Music score to A Sailor Lad wooed a Farmer's Daughter

Music score to A Sailor Lad wooed a Farmer's Daughter

Music score to A Sailor Lad wooed a Farmer's Daughter

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