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

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Views Read Edit View history. Ross, of New Town, Limavady, in the County of Londonderry—a lady who has made a large collection of the popular unpublished melodies of the county, which she has very kindly placed at my disposal, and which has added very considerably to the stock of tunes which I had previously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.

The Petrie collection of the ancient music of Ireland: The first writer, after Petrie’s publication, to set verses to the tune was Alfred Perceval Gravesin the late s. Contents 1 Performances 1. For the following beautiful air I have to express my very grateful acknowledgement to Miss J. Naxos Javascript not enabled.

Webarchive template wayback links Articles with kreislsr microformats Use dmy dates from June The first lyrics to be sung to the music were, “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known as “Oh! Retrieved 11 September 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. 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Javascript is required for this feature. 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 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. None [ force assignment ] Key C major First Pub lication. 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.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A similar claim has been made regarding the tune’s ‘coming’ to the blind itinerant harpist Rory Dall O’Cahan in a dream. It is popular among the American Irish diaspora and is well known throughout the world. Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland. Piano Arrangement of Londonderry Air file help.

Retrieved 11 December 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. 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.

Fritz Kreisler – Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

Work Title Farewell to Cucullain Alt ernative. The song ” Danny Boy ” uses the tune, with a set of lyrics written in the early 20th century. Hempson died in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Thematic Catalogue, — Carl Fischer Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on 3 February 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 Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; Londondery 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano.


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

Farewell to Cucullain : Londonderry air : old Irish melody

Retrieved 4 January Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical of Irish folk music. The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderryand was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county.

InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody. As with a good many folk tunes kreislr, Londonderry Air is also used as a hymn tune ; most notably for “I cannot tell” by William Young Fullerton.

Journal of the Royal Musical Association. For the film, see The Londonderry Air film. 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 kreksler of which statement I have no hesitation in expressing my perfect concurrence.

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 been so extensively preserved. 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 of “The Londonderry Air”:.

George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T.