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Irish tune from County Derry : British folk-music settings, no. 5 : string orchestra

by Percy Grainger (1911)

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Performance by Richard Hickox, City of London Sinfonia from the CD Works for chorus and orchestra, 3.

This sample is of the SATB Choir with orchestra version of this work

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Library shelf no. CD 716 [Available for loan]

Irish tune from County Derry

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Work Details

Year: 1911

Instrumentation: String orchestra.

Duration: 3 min.

Dedication note: "Lovingly and reverently dedicated to the memory of Edvard Grieg"


Performances of this work

14 Aug 2020: at Simon Tedeschi & Sally Walker – French Miniatures (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Simon Tedeschi, Sally Walker.

10 Mar 2019: at QSO: Festival of Folk (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Nathan Aspinall.

3 Jun 2018: at SYO State Showcase, Orange (Cook Park, Orange). Featuring James Pensini, SYO Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

1 Jun 2018: at SYO State Showcase, Forbes (Forbes Town Hall). Featuring James Pensini, Forbes Town and District Band, SYO Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

27 May 2018: at Belles Voix (Boronia Park Uniting Church). Featuring Joubert Singers.

28 Mar 2018: at Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - Classics Unwrapped #1 (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Guy Noble, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

12 Aug 2015: at Ulster Orchestra & BBC Radio 3 (Ulster Hall (Belfast, UK)). Featuring David Porcelijn, Ulster Orchestra.

2 Dec 2012: at Peter Quince at the Clavier (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane). Featuring Brisbane Chamber Choir.

15 Oct 2011: at A Shrewd History (St John's Church (Port Fairy)). Featuring Shrewd Brass.

26 Aug 2011: at Tribute to Percy Grainger (Melbourne Town Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills.

6 Aug 2011: at Festival Farewell! (Townsville Civic Theatre). Featuring Goldner String Quartet, Danny Driver.

2 Jul 2011: at Grainger Celebration (Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall).

15 May 11: featuring The Resonants, Canberra Grammar Schools' Motet Choir, Oriana Chorale, David Mackay.

15 May 11: National Museum of Australia, ACT. Featuring The Resonants, Canberra Grammar Schools' Motet Choir, Oriana Chorale, David Mackay.

15 May 2011: at The Lost Gallipoli Sonata (National Museum of Australia). Featuring The Resonants, Canberra Grammar Schools' Motet Choir, Oriana Chorale, David Mackay.

25 Feb 2011: at TSO: Symphony under the stars (City Park, Launceston). Featuring Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

19 Feb 2011: at TSO: Symphony under the stars (Tolosa Park). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

19 Feb 2011: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Featuring Benjamin Northey, Jonathan Grieves-Smith, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

20 May 10: Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring Timothy Young, Roger Jonsson, Ensemble Liaison, David Griffiths.

21 Feb 2010: at The Bourbaki Ensemble: music for flutes and strings (St Stephen's Church, Newtown). Featuring Bourbaki Ensemble, David Angell.

5 Jun 09.

12 May 2009: at Sydney New Philharmonic Choir and Joubert Singers (St Mary's Catholic Church - North Sydney).

19 Apr 2009: at Joubert Singers (Nowra School of Arts). Featuring Rachelle Elliott, Joubert Singers.

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