Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Elegy (Ireland)

From Wind Repertory Project
(Redirected from Elegy Ireland))
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Ireland

John Ireland (arr. Ray Steadman-Allen)


This article is a stub. If you can help add information to it,
please join the WRP and visit the FAQ (left sidebar) for information.


Subtitle: From A Downland Suite


General Info

Year: 1932 / 1985
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass band
Publisher: G & M Brand
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $30.00


Instrumentation

(Needed, please join the WRP if you can help.)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A Downland Suite was composed originally for brass band, written in 1932 for the national Brass Band Championship of Great Britain as a contest piece. The suite is a pictorial depiction enshrining the composer’s love for the Sussex downs and has been described by Donald McLeod as “sunnily bucolic.” In keeping with its intention as a contest piece, the suite is both technical and expressive, and is complicated and difficult to read. The Elegy is among Ireland’s most popular compositions; the Elegy has an Elgarian [Edward Elgar] flavor from its melodic structure, whereas the Minuet is charming, having something of a bucolic feel.

- Program Note from University of Texas Wind Symphony concert program, 6 April 2018


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (unconducted) – 6 April 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources