The Ancient Music of Ireland (Bunting, Edward)

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Volume 1: A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music

 Volume 1
#32835 - 1.61MB, 37 pp. -  4.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 6517x

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Fynnjamin (2009/6/17)

PMLP74803-Bunting1796.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Dublin: W. Power & Co., 1796.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Full descriptive title: A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music, Containing a Variety of Admired Airs never before Published and also the Compositions of Conolan and Carolan, Collected from the Harpers &c. in the different Provinces of Ireland, and adapted for the Piano-Forte

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 Volume 1
#59387 - 3.18MB, 43 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 2362x

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Fynnjamin (2010/3/19)

 Volume 1
#191783 - 5.04MB, 50 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 997x

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Fynnjamin (2012/3/23)

PMLP74803-Bunting1796, Preston, London.pdf
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London: Preston & Son, n.d.

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Later edition

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Volume 2: A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland

 Volume 2
#32836 - 4.35MB, 109 pp. -  8.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 2548x

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Fynnjamin (2009/6/17)

 Volume 2
#322286 - 12.73MB, 124 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 118x

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Fynnjamin (2014/4/18)

PMLP74806-Bunting1809.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: (engraved by Williamson), n.d. [1809]

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Full descriptive title: A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland, Arranged for the Piano Forte. some of the most admired Melodies are adapted for the Voice To Poetry chiefly translated from the Original Irish Songs by Thomas Campbell Esq. and other Eminent Poets: To which is prefixed a Historical & Critical Dissertation on The Egyptian, British and Irish Harp ... Vol. 1st [sic]

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Volume 3: The Ancient Music of Ireland

 Volume 3
#32839 - 7.64MB, 220 pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/V - 2532x

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Fynnjamin (2009/6/17)

 Volume 3
#322288 - 19.19MB, 244 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 124x

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Fynnjamin (2014/4/18)

PMLP74811-Bunting1840.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1840.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Full descriptive title: The Ancient Music of Ireland, Arranged for the Piano Forte, To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Irish Harp and Harpers, Including an Account of the Old Melodies of Ireland

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General Information

Work Title The Ancient Music of Ireland
Alternative Title A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music, Containing a Variety of Admired Airs never before Published and also the Compositions of Conolan and Carolan, Collected from the Harpers &c. in the different Provinces of Ireland
Composer Bunting, Edward
Movements/Sections 3 volumes
First Publication 1796, 1809, 1840
Librettist traditional
Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)
Mary Balfour (1775?-1819?)
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
William Robert Spencer (1769-1834)
Hector MacNeill (1746-1818)
Language English, Irish Gaelic
Dedication 3. The Queen (Victoria)
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Piano, voice, (harp, clarsach)


Misc. Comments

Although these pieces have been adapted for the piano, they were taken down from harpers, pipers, fiddlers, singers etc., so could be re-adapted for harp and other instruments. Harp has been tagged due to the organological discussion of the instrument.

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