FRED WEATHERLY (1848-1929)
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
World music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Among the MANYWAYS that I envisaged performing this simple arrangement are 1. voice and piano, 2. a capella voices, 3. voices and piano, 4. voices and recorders, 5. violins, recorders and piano.First published in 1855 as 'An Irish Tune from County Derry' this lovely song has been sung with many different lyrics, this being the most popular. Teachers in Ireland may prefer to use Osborne Bergin's beautiful poem,'Maidean i mB´┐Żara'. I wrote the piano part for teachers who may have to stand at an upright piano, occasionally conducting! I deliberately eschewed sumptuous chromatic harmonies, preferring to let nothing distract from the tune.

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