Saturday, October 22, 2016

Suite on Celtic Folk Songs

Composer and arranger of Suite on Celtic Folk Songs, Tomohiro Tatebe, writes “Celtic ancestors, after conquering agrarian cultures in middle Europe, migrated to Ireland and other places. The so-called ‘Celt’ culture was a blend of those migrants and indigenous peoples of the northern island. This suite for wind band consists of three Old Irish melodies handed down through the generations. The ‘March’ is led by a characteristically accented drum; the beautiful and nostalgic ‘Air’ features the piccolo presenting the image of a simple fife; and the ‘Reel’ is a typical Irish dance of very quick tempo.” (Source: published score)

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