Ancient Irish Hymn

From Wind Repertory Project
Sean O'Loughlin

Traditional, setting by Sean O'Loughlin

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Haunting sounds hint at legends of the Emerald Isle in this beautiful Celtic setting based on the traditional Irish tune St. Patrick's Breastplate. The delicate woodwind opening leads into a powerful statement of the theme by the entire band. The sonorous brass brings the piece to a climax, then the music fades into the gentle rolling green hills.

- Program Note from publisher

This work was commission by the Eta Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Eta Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at Syracuse University.


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: IV-A


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  • Kings Park Concert Band (Springfield, Va.) (Rich Bergman, conductor)– 1 April 2017

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None discovered thus far.