World Music: Ireland
Edited by Richard Graf and Richard Filz
Published by Universal Editions
Includes score and CD*
*For ease and flexibility of use, the instrumental parts are included on the accompanying CD
The Wind That Shakes That Barley (Reel)
Danny Boy (Song)
The Connaughtman's Rambles (Jig)
The Foggy Dew (Song)
The Wild Rover (Song)
Melody I in C – Violin, Flute, Recorder, Tin Whistle
Melody I in Bb – Clarinet, Trumpet
Melody II in C – Violin, Flute, Recorder, Tin Whistle
Melody II in Bb – Clarinet, Trumpet
Bass Part – Violoncello, Bassoon, Double bass, Bass guitar
Percussion – Drum, Bodhran
With this series we want to give young musicians the opportunity to familiarize themselves with music cultures from all over the world. A selection of pieces of fascinating and, at the same time, important styles of music from different countries should further intensify the already present interest. It is of particular importance to us to present, by example, traditional folk music from various countries in authentic arrangements as well as pieces which were composed especially for this series. Rhythms, styles, and instruments typical of a certain country are explained in short texts.
The pieces are intended for modern ensemble instruction, in flexible instrumentation, and, thus, can be employed in a variety of ways. Aside from a play-along version, the CD also contains an ensemble version with instruments typical of the respective style of music.
Viewed over a longer period of time, it may be possible to offer a representative spectrum of “world music” with this collection. In doing so, we hope to meet the demands and ethnological thirst for knowledge of both teachers and students.
Be aware of your own music tradition and, at the same time, do not lose sight of the world – with this in mind, enjoy and good luck!
– Joseph Diermaier