Blessings of Silver

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 Theme code Index    3b3b5L1 5L4L5L4L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Ed Reavy
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    2/2
 Structure    AABB'
 Editor/Compiler    Joe Reavy
 Book/Manuscript title    Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 10, p. 10.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    n.d.
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BLESSINGS OF SILVER, THE. Irish, Reel. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. A interesting reel composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddle player and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988), that shifts through various minor-sounding modes, with a hint of major tonality in places. Ed's son Joe remarks that the tune was written for the 25th wedding anniversary of Lou and Mary Quinn. Reavy's friend, Armagh-born, Flushing, Queens-based, Louie Quinn was a fellow fiddler of some skill.

Printed source: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 10, p. 10.

T:Blessings of Silver, The
C:Ed Reavy
S:The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy
N:Written for Lou and Mary Quinn's
N:twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Ed loved the connotations of
N:the title: the blessings of twenty-five years of marriage, the
N:blessings of a couple growing old together, and the many rewards
N:of family life. Ed admired Lou not only because of his musical
N:talent, but also because he was a self-made man who set high standards
N:for other immigrants who followed him to the New World.
Z:Joseph Reavy
G/2A/2 | BdBF DGGF | (3D=EF CF DFCF | DGGA Bcdg | g^fdg fdcA | 
Bdce dcBA | DGBG ^FDCA, | DGGA Bcdg | ^fdcA G3 :|| g | bfa^f gfdc | 
=Bcd=e fdcd | bga=e f2 ge | fdcA BG[G,G]g | (3bag (3ag^f gfdc | 
=Bcd=e fefa | gbag ^fag= e|1 =fdcA BGG :|2 =fdcA BGG ||

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