Wexford Rhapsody, A

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Thomas Christopher Kelly

Thomas Christopher Kelly

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General Info

Year: 1954 / 2001
Duration: c. 5L35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Seolta Music Limited
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

T.C. Kelly's colourful and dramatic symphonic band arrangement of well-known Wexford airs is one of Ireland's most celebrated concert band works. Composed for one of the Irish Military Bands in the 1950's it has become a staple of the Irish band repertoire. Kelly used three ballad tunes associated with the 1798 Irish rising from his home county of Wexford, Boolavogue, Kelly the Boy from Killane, and The Croppy Boy.

- Program Note from publisher

A Wexford Rhapsody was written for the Band of the Curragh Command, known then as the No. 3 Army Band. It was first performed at the Wexford Festival of Opera in the mid 1950s in a band concert organized by the festival.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

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