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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Contents 1 Performances 1. InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody. None [ force assignment ] Key C major First Pub lication.

Londonderry Air – Wikipedia

Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates from June ,ondonderry Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative. Long Room the journal of the library of Trinity College, Dublin.

Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland. Carl Fischer IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of kreusler files that are not in the public domain in your country. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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 The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderryand was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county.

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.

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. Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano.


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

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.

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

Naxos Javascript not enabled. As with a good many folk tunesLondonderry Air is also used as a hymn tune krrisler most notably for “I cannot tell” by William Young Fullerton.

I say still very Irish, for though it has been planted for more than two kreiselr 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.

Piano Arrangement of Londonderry Air file help. The origin of the tune was for a long time somewhat mysterious, aid no other collector of folk tunes encountered it, and all known examples are descended from Ross’s submission to Petrie’s collection. He also discovered the original words to the tune as we now know it, which were written by Londonderryy Fitzsimmons and published in ; his song is “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known by its first line “Oh Shrive Me Father”.


The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Retrieved from ” http: Retrieved 11 September Archived from the original on 3 February Javascript is required for this feature. 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.

Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

For the following beautiful air I have to express my very grateful acknowledgement to Miss J. Retrieved londoncerry December A similar claim has been made regarding the tune’s ‘coming’ to the blind itinerant harpist Rory Dall O’Cahan in a dream. Views Read Edit View history.