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Legend of Killarney, The

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Roland Barrett

Roland Barrett


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Hand Claps
  • Shakers
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This piece celebrates the rich history of Celtic music, dance and folklore. Killarney, located in the county of Keny in southwest Ireland, is a town of approximate1y 13,000 residents, and is situated at the base of Ireland's highest mountain range. The town serves as the gateway to the Killarney Valley, the Killarney National Park, and the Ring of Kerry Peninsula. The name Killarney is actually an anglicized spelling of the Irish Cill Airne, or “church of sloes” (sloes are the berries of the Blackthorne, or Draeghean tree).

One of KIIlamey’s most famous landmarks is the historic Ross Castle. Situated on the edge of Killarney’s lower lake, Lough Leane (from the Irish Loch Lein, or “lake of learning”), it was constructed by O’Donaghue Mor in the late 1400s. The castle eventually came into the ownership of the Brownes, who became the Earls of Kenmare and owned a large portion of the lands that now constitute Killarney National Park. As legend has it, O’Donaghue still exists in a deep slumber under the waters of Lough Leane. Every seventh year on the first morning of May, he rises from the water on his magnificent white horse and circles the lake. All who catch a glimpse of him are said to be assured of good fortune for the rest of their lives.

- Program Note by the Antoinette Reading Junior High School Band


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


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