Carolan's Farewell to Music

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 Theme code Index    113b2 247b5
 Also known as    O'Carolan's Farewell to Music (2)
 Composer/Core Source    Turlough O'Carolan
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:O'Farrell
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:National Irish Music for the Union Pipes
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 26
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1804
 Artist    Biography:Chieftains (The)
 Title of recording    Chieftains Live (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Island ILPS 9501
 Year recorded    1977
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Carolan's Farewell to Music M:C L:1/8 R:Slow Air S:O'Farrell - National Irish Music for the Union Pipes (1804) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gdor GFGA B2 AG | A2 cd f2 dc | (fd)(cA) (dc)(AG) | {G}F4 D3G | G>FGA BABG | A2 f>a g3f | d3f c3d | BAGF G2 :| |: d2 | g3a gfga | gfga g2 d>e | f4 (fe)fg | (fg)(fg) f2d2 | g3a gfga | gfga g2 d>e | fefg {f/g/} a2 fg | a>gfd fdcA | d>cAG F2D2 | GFGA BABG | A2 ga g3f | d2 df c2 cd | BAGF G4 :||

X:1 T:Carolan’s Farewell to Music M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:John Hall – “A Selection of Strathspeys Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jigs” (c. 1818, p. 16) B: N:”Printed and sold by John Hall, at his Music Room.” N:Hall (1788-1862) was a music teacher in Ayr, Scotland. His dancing master’s ‘kit’ N:(a small fiddle) used in his dancing lessons, is still preserved. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin D|G>^FGA B2 AG|A2 cd f2 dc|(fd)(cA) (dc)(AG)|TF4-D2 D2| G2 G>A BABG|A2 (fg/a/) g3f|d3fc3d|BAG^F G3:| d|g3a g<^fga|g>^fga g2 d=e|f3g f>=efg|f>=efg f3d| g3a g>^fga|g>^fga g2 d=e|f>=efg {fg}!fermata!a2 {g}f>g|(ag)(f=e) (fd)(cA)| dcAG F3D|g>^FGA BABG|A2 fg/a/ {a}!fermata!g2 zf|d3f c3d|BAG^F G2z||

X:1 T:Carolin's [sic] Farewell to Music M:C L:1/8 R:G R:Air S:Philip Carolan music manuscript collection N:Philip Carolan (c. 1839-1910, Crossmolina, County Mayo), a musically literate N:farmer and fiddler who compiled his ms. probably during 1863-1873. S:Angela Buckley, thesis, “A Critical Edition of the Irish Music Manuscripts of S:Philip Carolan c. 1839-1910, vol. 2”, Waterford Institute of Technology, S:2007, p. 26. Carolan ms. 1, No. 75 K:Gdor D2|G>FGA B2 AG|A2 cd f2 dc|(f<d) cA d>c AG|TF4 D2 EF| G>FGA B>ABG|A2 ga g2 gf|d>fcd B2 {A}(A/G/F/A/)|G6:| |:(de/f/)|g3a gfga|gfga g2 d>e|f3g f>efg|f>gfg f2 (de/f/)| g3 a gfga|g2g2g2 de|fefg a2 fg|a>gfd fdcA| d>cAG F3 (3D/>E/F/|G>FGA B>ABG|1 A2 fa !fermata!g2 gf|d>fcd B2 {A}(A/G/F/A/)|G6:|

X:1 T:O'Carolan's Farewell M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With feeling" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 699 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G Minor G^FGA B2 AG|A2 cd f2 dc|fdcA d>cA>G|G4 D3G| G^FGA BABG|A2 f<a g3f|d3f c3d|B{c/B/}AG^F G3|| d|g3a g^fga|g^fga g2 d=e|f4 f=efg|fgfg f2d2| g3a {c'}bag^f|g^fga g2 d=e|f=efg {b}a2 ^fg|g>gfd fdcA| d>cAG F2D2|G^FGA BABG|A2 fa g3f|d2 df c2cd|B{c/B/}AG^F G3z||

X:1 T:O'Carolan's Farewell to Music (2) M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With Soul" B:Batt Scanlon - "The Violin Made Easy and Attractive" (San Francisco, 1923, p. 56) N:Scanlon was a student of George Whelan, a North Kerry fiddle player and teacher Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G uD2|(G>F)(G>A) (B>G)(AF)|G2 (g>a) g2 (a>g)|(fd)^cA (d>=c)AG|=F2E2D2 (E^F)| (G>F>G>A) (B2 c/4B/4A/4G/4 "4"A/4G/4F/4G/4)|A (g f/g/a/g/f/) g2 (g/a/g/f/)|(d>^cd)=f (=c>B c)d/A/|_B-A(GF) !fermata!g2:| |:u(3def|(g{a}gf/ g)a (g{a}g/f/ g)a|(g>f)(ga) g2 (de)|(=ff/e/ f)g (f{g}f/e/ f)g|(=f{g}f/e/ f)g f2 (3def| (g{a}g/f/ g)a (g{a}g/f/ g)a|(g{a}g/f/ g)a|"3"(_ba) (a/g/a)|(a(3b/a/g/ fd) (g(3a/g/f/ dc)|(d"4"(3e/d/c/ A)G !fermata!=F2 ((3DE^F)| (G>FG>A) (B2 (c/4B/4A/4G/4 "4"A/4G/4F/4G/4))|A (g f/g/a/g/f/) g2 (g/a/g/f/)|(d>^cd)=f (=c>B c)(d/A/)|(_BA)(GF) !fermata!G2:|]