Bright Dawn of Day (The)

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Bright Dawn of Day (The)

(The Traditional Tune Archive)  
 Theme code Index   13 56 52 11
 Also known as    Fáinne Geal an Lae, Dawning of the Day (1) (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Charles Villiers Stanford
 Book/Manuscript title    Complete Collection of Petrie's Irish Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 390, p. 99
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1905
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    


BRIGHT DAWN OF DAY, THE (Fáinne Geal an Lae). AKA and see "Dawning of the Day (1) (The)." Irish, Air (2/4 time). F Major/Mixolydian (Stanford/Petrie): G Major (Shields/Goodman). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Stanford/Petrie): AB (Shields/Goodman). The tune is better-known by the English title "The Dawning of the Day" (see note for "Dawning of the Day (1) (The)" for more).

Sources for notated versions: "From Skull. (sculptor) P. MacDowell, Esq." [Stanford/Petrie]; vol. 1 of the James Goodman manuscript, 1861 [Shields].

Printed sources: Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 1, p. 5. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 390, p. 99.


X:1
T:Bright Dawn of Day, The 
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:Air
S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 390
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:F
A/G/ | F>G AG/A/ | c/d/_e/c/ d2 | c/A/G/F/ G>F | FF F (3c/d/e/ | fd ec | 
d>c AG | A/G/A/c/ dd | d3 c/d/4e/4 | fd ec | d>c AG | A/G/A/c/ dd | 
d3 A/G/ | F>G AG/A/ | c/d/_e/c/ dc/A/ | c/A/G/F/ GF | F3 || 


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