Irish Suite: The Rakes of Mallow
Subtitle: From the "Irish Suite"
Year: 1947 / 1953
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Belwin Div.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $82.00; (digital) - $75.00 | Score Only (print) - $10.00
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E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
None discovered thus far.
This six movement suite was commissioned by the Eire Society of Boston for a pops concert conducted by Arthur Fiedler on June 6, 1947. Originally entitled Eire Suite, Anderson wrote it in 12 days. It is dedicated to Maestro Fiedler.
- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music
The Rakes of Mallow is a traditional Irish song and polka. The song is about the rakes from the town of Mallow, a town in County Cork. The song was written about the Creagh family who came from Doneraile, seven miles away.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
“Rake” is short for rakehell, defining a fellow of severely dubious character. In much earlier times, a rake was more admirable: he combined riotous living with intellectual and artistic pursuits.
- Program Note from McNadnock Folklore Society
Taken from his larger Irish Suite, Anderson based The Rakes of Mallow on a traditional 18th century Irish polka. Adopted as a fight song by Notre Dame University, the polka has subsequently been featured in the films 1941, The Quiet Man, and Rudy.
- Program Note from Penn State University Concert Band concert program, 10 December 2015
None discovered thus far.
- Louisiana: IV
- North Carolina: V
- Texas: IV. Complete
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- Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Herbert J. Payung, conductor) – 9 December 2019
- Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 15 September 2019
- West Virginia University (Morgantown) Concert Band (Matthew J. McCurry, conductor) – 9 April 2019
- Cascadia Wind Ensemble (Abbotsford, B.C.) (Shannon Goldsmith, conductor) – 10 March 2019
- Encore Winds (Traverse City, MI) (Timothy Topolewski, conductor) - 7 October 2018
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Penn.) Symphony Band (Jason Worzbyt, conductor) – 7 October 2018
- Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) Wind Symphony (James Batcheller, conductor) – 19 April 2018
- University of Illinois (Champaign) Hindsley Symphonic Band (Barry Houser, conductor) – 7 March 2018
- Allegheny College (Penn.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Michael Colburn, conductor) - 30 June 2017
- Vienna (VA) Community Band (Cornelius Young-conductor) - 12 March 2016
- Creek Valley Middle School (Lewisville, Texas) Honor Winds (Kimberly Cooley, conductor) - 16 December 2016 (2016 Midwest Clinic)
- Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas, Tex.) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 6 March 2016
- Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) - 10 December 2015
- Strongsville (Ohio) Community Band - 6 July 2012
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Belle of the Ball (1951)
- Blue Tango (1951)
- Blue Tango (arr. Ployhar) (1951/1980)
- The Bluebells of Scotland (1951)
- Bugler's Holiday (arr. Edwards) (1954)
- The Captains and Kings (1962)
- China Doll (1951)
- A Christmas Festival (1950)
- A Christmas Festival (arr. Smith) (Grade II) (1950/2007)
- A Christmas Festival (trans. Smith) (Grade III) (1950/2007)
- Clarinet Candy (1962)
- Fiddle-Faddle (arr. Lang) (1947)
- Forgotten Dreams (1954)
- The Girl in Satin (1953)
- The Golden Years (1962)
- Home Stretch (1962)
- Horse and Buggy (1951)
- Irish Suite: The Girl I Left Behind Me (1949)
- Irish Suite: The Irish Washerwoman (1947)
- Irish Suite: The Minstrel Boy (as arranger) (1947/1952/2009)
- Irish Suite: The Rakes of Mallow (1947)
- Jazz Pizzicato (arr. Lang) (1938)
- A Leroy Anderson Portrait (arr. Barnes) (1982/2006)
- Lullaby of the Drums (1970)
- The Penny Whistle Song(1951)
- The Phantom Regiment (1951)
- Pirate Dance (1962)
- Promenade (arr. Lang) (1945)
- Promenade (arr. Wagner) (1945/2017)
- Pyramid Dance (1960)
- Sandpaper Ballet (1954)
- Selections from Leroy Anderson's "Irish Suite" (arr. Wagner) (1947/2011)
- Serenata (1947)
- Sleigh Ride (1948)
- Sleigh Ride (arr. Ployhar) (1948/1980)
- Song of Jupiter (as arranger) (1952)
- Song of the Bells (1953)
- Suite of Carols for Brass (1955)
- Suite of Carols for Woodwinds (1955)
- Summer Skies (1953)
- The Syncopated Clock (1945)
- Syncopated Clock, The (arr. Lang) (1946/1948)
- Syncopated Clock, The (arr. Schubert) (1946/1997)
- Ticonderoga March (ed. Boyd) (1939)
- A Trumpeter's Lullaby (arr. Lang) (1950/1978)
- The Typewriter (arr. Werle) (1950)
- The Waltzing Cat (arr. Lang) (1950)
- Anderson, L. (1952). The Rakes of Mallow [score]. Mills Music: [New York].
- Coleman, Ronald O. "Irish Suite." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 568-581. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Leroy Anderson." Accessed 29 November 2015
- Rakes of Mallow, Wikipedia.
- [http://www.monadnockfolk.org/?p=367 What's in a Name?, McNadnock Folklore Society.