Saturday, March 3, 2018

Irish Tune from County Derry

Irish Tune from County Derry is based on a tune collected by Miss J. Ross of Limavady, County Derry, Ireland, and published in the Petrie Collection of Ancient Music of Ireland in 1885. This setting by Percy Grainger (1882–1961) was written in 1918 and was dedicated to the memory of Edvard Grieg. The “perfect” melody and the rich sonorities of this arrangement have kept the Irish Tune in a favored position for decades. (Source: Carl Fisher, Inc.)

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