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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Unofficial regional anthem of Northern Ireland.

Londonderry Air – Wikipedia

Long Room the journal of the library of Trinity College, Dublin. 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. Webarchive template kriesler links Articles with hAudio microformats Use dmy dates from June 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.

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By using this ajr, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Javascript is required for this feature. The first lyrics to be sung to the music were, “The Confession of Devorgilla”, otherwise known as “Oh! A Thematic Catalogue, — The name of the tune unfortunately was not ascertained by Miss Ross, who sent it to kreisled with the simple remark that it was ‘very old’, in the correctness of which statement I have no hesitation in expressing my perfect concurrence.

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Fritz Kreisler – Londonderry Air (Violin & Piano)t

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.

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Contents 1 Performances 1. As with a good many folk tunesLondonderry Air is also used as a hymn tune ; most notably for “I cannot tell” by William Young Fullerton. 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”:.

Retrieved 11 September 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 song ” Danny Boy ” uses the tune, with a set of lyrics written in the early 20th century. Retrieved from ” https: For the following beautiful air I have to express my very grateful acknowledgement to Miss J.

Hempson died in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Airs ; Folksongs ; Songs ; For violin, cello, piano arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the violin ; Scores featuring the cello ; Scores featuring the piano. The first writer, after Petrie’s publication, to set verses to the tune was Alfred Perceval Gravesin the late s.


The title of the air came from the name of County Londonderrylonddonderry was collected by Jane Ross of Limavady in the county. 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. For the film, see The Londonderry Air film.

Londonderry Air

Gilchrist asserted that adjusting the rhythm of the piece as she proposed produced a tune more typical of Irish folk music. Archived from the original on 3 February 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.

Retrieved 4 January InHugh Shields found a long-forgotten traditional song which was very similar to Gilchrist’s modified version of the melody. George Sigerson wrote lyrics arranged by T.