Old Irish Air (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


 Complete Score (CA)
#324757 - 1.31MB, 14 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/54/34

PDF scanned by Sallen112
Sallen112 (2014/5/11)


First edition

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.5408, 1958. Plate 39777.


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General Information

Work Title Old Irish Air: "The harp that once thro’ Tara’s halls"
Alternative Title Altes irisches Lied. "Einst klang in Tara Harfenton"
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections Moderato
Year/Date of Composition 1940
First Performance 1940
First Publication 1958
Librettist Thomas Moore (1779-1852) translated by composer
Language English, German
Average Duration 3 Minutes
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation SATB, piano or harp, strings
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

Classroom project with students at the Berkshire Music Center.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
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