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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InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody. Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano. 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 George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T.

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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.

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

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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. 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.


Londonderry Air – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” http: Retrieved from ” https: The song ” Danny Boy ” uses the tune, with a set of lyrics written in the early 20th century. Ross, of New Town, Limavady, in the County of Londonderry—a lady who has made a large collection of the popular unpublished melodies of the county, which she has very kindly placed at my disposal, and which has added very considerably to the stock of tunes which I had previously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.

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.

Carl Fischer 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”.

None [ force assignment ] Key C major First Pub lication. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat The first lyrics to be sung to the music were, “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known as “Oh! In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

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. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates from June Bunting published it in 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. A Thematic Catalogue, — The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderryand was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county.


Retrieved olndonderry January As with a good many folk tunesLondonderry Air is also used as a hymn tune ; most notably londonxerry “I aiir tell” by William Young Fullerton.

IMSLP does not kreislwr any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country. The first writer, after Petrie’s publication, to set verses to the tune was Alfred Perceval Gravesin the late s.

For the following beautiful air I have to express my very kreiisler acknowledgement to Miss J. 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.

Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical of Irish folk music. Retrieved 11 September Please obey the copyright laws of your londonderrry. Hempson died in Graves later stated “that setting was, to my mind, too much in the style of church lonsonderry, and was not, I believe, a success in consequence.

However, londoderry 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. Piano Arrangement of Londonderry Air file help.