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Irish Songs (Smith)

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Robert W. Smith

Arranged by Robert W. Smith

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk songs
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $87.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


1. Deirin De
2. Jug of Punch
3. The Beggarman
4. Danny Boy


Full Score
Solo Voice
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bodhran
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Scotch Snare
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Four separate Irish folksongs are presented, performable alone or in any combination and any order and featuring a variety of soloists. The first movement, Deiren De, is a warm lullaby; the second is A Jug of Punch, playful and humorous; the third is The Beggarman, a traditional Irish song; and the final movement is the immortal Danny Boy.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to Stan Schoonover and the Fairfax Wind Symphony in Commemoration of Their Performance at the 2006 Midwest Band Clinic, Chicago, Illinois.

- Program Note from score

This work was originally premiered under the title Irish Songs for Solo and band, instrumental or vocal solo


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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