Battle of Aughrim (2) (The)

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 Theme code Index    1111 1111
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Joseph Walker
 Book/Manuscript title    Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1786
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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 Score   ()   


X:1
T:The Battle of Aughrim [2]
M:2/4
L:1/16
S:Walker's Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards, London 1786
Z:Paul Kinder
R:March
K:Ador
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(3AGA (3AGA (3AGA A>E|{CDEGA}B3c d3e|!
d2e2 d2f2|d2e2 d2f2|d2e2 d2e2|d8|!
cBAG E4|ABAG ABAE|ABAG ABAE|ABAG A3E|!
(3AGA (3AGA (3AGA A>E|(3AGA (3AGA (3AGA A>E|!
GABc d3e|d2e2 d2f2|d2e2 d4|BAGF E4||


BATTLE OF AUGHRIM [2], THE. Irish, March (2/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. O'Neill (1922) says: "To the musical antiquary war cries and battle pieces may not be without interest. To the modern ear they possess but little attraction; yet when Martin O'Reilly, the blind piper from Galway, at the Dublin feis in 1901 played a descriptive selection entitled "The Battle of Aughrim 1691" in which the blare of trumpets, battle onslaught, and wailing of the women were imitated, his performance was rapturously applauded." The piece is loosely characterized as a march, although it is more of a free-form piece, having also characteristics of an air.

Source for notated version: copied from Joseph Walker's Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards (London, 1786) [O'Neill].

Printed source: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1845, p. 347. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922.

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