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Little Irish Airs - A collection of simple arrangements of Irish slow airs for the pianoforte (so far...)


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Been taking a break from composing, but mostly because I wanted to arrange a couple of these beauties. 

I love me some Irish airs from time to time and these are the first three that I have sat down to arrange for the piano for myself. 

Y'alls can have a listen. The links are down below. And I got the PDF file for the score. 😋

1. Inisheer: https://soundcloud.com/user-563317711/inisheer-inis-oirr-thomas-walsh-mini-piano-arrangement

2. Sheebeg, Sheemore: https://soundcloud.com/user-563317711/sheebeg-sheemore-si-bheag-si-mor-turlough-ocarolan-attributed-mini-piano-arrangement

3. Slane: https://soundcloud.com/user-563317711/slane-be-thou-my-visionlord-of-all-hopefulness-mini-piano-arrangement

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Nice job!  I liked all three of them.  The third one "Be My Vision" is a melody that I am actually familiar with as it was assigned to harmonize in my jazz harmony class in jr. college!  I wasn't even aware that it was an Irish tune!  You did a great job with it delaying the resolution to the tonic until the very end.  In my version I had to use tritone substitutions and planing for the requirements of the assignment so it came out a bit different!  LoL  Thanks for sharing!

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On 5/18/2021 at 4:48 AM, PeterthePapercomPoser said:

Nice job!  I liked all three of them.  The third one "Be My Vision" is a melody that I am actually familiar with as it was assigned to harmonize in my jazz harmony class in jr. college!  I wasn't even aware that it was an Irish tune!  You did a great job with it delaying the resolution to the tonic until the very end.  In my version I had to use tritone substitutions and planing for the requirements of the assignment so it came out a bit different!  LoL  Thanks for sharing!

 

@PeterthePapercomPoserWhoa, do you have your version for the tune up anywhere? I would be interested to listen to the tune with tritone substitution, because I could never quite imagine the tune sounding so jazzy. 

And thanks for giving my arrangements a listen. 🙂

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On 6/17/2021 at 6:24 PM, Samuel Francis 傅经鸿 said:

Whoa, do you have your version for the tune up anywhere? I would be interested to listen to the tune with tritone substitution, because I could never quite imagine the tune sounding so jazzy. 

I just posted it up here:  

 

On 6/17/2021 at 6:24 PM, Samuel Francis 傅经鸿 said:

And thanks for giving my arrangements a listen. 🙂

I enjoyed listening and I'm glad I did!

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