A touch O'Carolan
Publisher: Alry Publications
Instrumentation: Flute and Guitar
An American composer, he is modern traditionalist in style. This is a medley of tunes based on the music of the 18th century Irish harpist and composer Turlough Carolan. The original music of Carolan exists in melody form only, which the composer has freely arranged the addition of harmonization, ornamentation and counterpoint, as well as other elements. The four tunes in this piece are Blind Mary, Carolan's Concerto, Sheebeg and Sheemore, and Carolan's Draught. These basic tunes capture Carolan's ability to write hauntingly beautiful melodies as well as rousing reels.