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My faux-“Irish” collection

*cough* Yep. Some more. But this time an “Irish”-themed batch.

First is over *gasp* six years old. It fit in to the theme, and has a small charm to it I think, so:

Etude No. 8 ( ps | pdf | mp3 )

Second was written last of all, so that the pieces might fit together and warrant my dredging up the above study; it’s slow and mainly atmospheric in intent (Also it is, shocking, me playing the notes in the recording – it was easy enough and had enough ornamentation that I could without expending any effort do a more convincing interpretation than my computer : ) )

Angelus ( ps | pdf | mp3 )

Thirdly, the piece that made me try put them all together, a short fugue with “Irishy” subjects; I’m pretty happy with the texture I managed to get for the most part. But yeah:

Fugue in Bb ( ps | pdf | mp3 )

So yeah; I can rest easy; three Irish-styled pieces in seven years is probably not anything worth notifying the doctors over, and I doubt I’ll increase my pace any time toooo soon.


  1. Terry wrote:

    I have absolutely no idea what makes these songs Irish :D

    Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 11:58 am | Permalink
  2. Icecube wrote:

    To clarify: you don’t really mean that, do you?

    Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  3. Terry wrote:

    Actually, I think I get the Angelus connection, but I don’t know a thing about music theory. Unless I’m missing something really obvious, I guess I do really mean that…

    Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 8:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Icecube wrote:

    hmm..well in the etude, say seconds 11-17 the right hand is a melody that I’d consider to be a really blatantly “irish”-sounding theme; something like you might see wee girls with fancy green dresses and curly wigs dancing to.

    In the third piece the opening’s a bit “fiddle-de-dee” and leprechaunish if you ask me, but I’d consider the melody (it’s a jig) that comes out especially say in seconds 17-30 (it’s repeated twice in that period at different pitches) as pretttty characteristically Irish-sounding.

    Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

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