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ELEVATION, THE. Irish, Piece (4/4 time 'A' part, 3/4 time 'B' part). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan suggests the tune was intended to be played after the Elevation of the Host at Mass. It is the only religious piece of O'Carolan's to have survived.

Source for notated version: John Lee's A Favourite Collection of theso much admired old Irish Tunes, the original and genuine compositions of Carolan, the celebrated Irish Bard (Dublin, 1780) [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1985; No. 194, p. 132. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 194, pp. 210-211.

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