Maiden-Ray (The)

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MAIDEN-RAY, THE. Irish, Air (3/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Petrie notes: "Set in the Cladagh Galway, Aug. 28th, 1840." "Maiden-Ray" was among a selection of tunes from the Petrie collection set for string quartet by British composer William Alwyn (1905–1985) in his "Seven Irish Tunes" (1923), later, in 1936, rearranged for a small orchestra (the other selections "Little Red Lark of the Mountain (1)," "Country Tune," "Ewe with the Crooked Horn (3) (The)," "Gentle Maiden (The), "Sigh (The)" and a "Jig").

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hoffman (Ancient Music of Ireland from the Petrie Collection), 1877; no. 15, pp. 10–11. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 421, p. 106.

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