Old Head of Denis (The)

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 Theme code Index    315L1 4252
 Also known as    Old Head of Dennis (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Forde
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:300 National Melodies of the British Isles
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 5, No. 14
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1841
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Old Head of Dennis, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Andantino” B:William Forde – 300 National Melodies of the British Isles (c. 1841, p. 5, No. 14) B: https://www.itma.ie/digital-library/text/300-national-melodies-of-the-british-isles.-vol.-3-100.-irish-airs N:William Forde (c.1795–1850) was a musician, music collector and scholar from County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C (g/>f/)|e>dc c-AG|GAc c2 (d/e/|f)(fe) (dec)|gec d2 (d/e/)|ffe/>d/ d-ec| gec !fermata!d2 (c/>d/)|(e>dc) (cA)G|GAc f2 (e/d/)|(e>dc) (cA)G|GAc c2||

X:1 T:Old Head of Dennis, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow and with expression" B:J. Clinton – Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs (1841, No. 46, p. 23) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F (c'/>b/)|(a>g).f (fd).c|(cd).f .f2 (g/>a/)|.b (ba/g/) (g<a).f| (c'a).f g2 (.g/.a/)|.b(ba/g/) (g<a) (f/a/)|(d'/c'/){c'}(b/a/){a}b/f/ {f}!fermata!g2 (=.f/>g/)| (a>g).f (f<d)c|(cd).f !fermata!b2 !fermata!(c'/b/)|(a>g).f (f<d).c|(cd).f .f2||

X:1 T:Old Head of Dennis, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante" B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1 (1858, No. 42, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d/c/|B>AG GE>D|DEG G2 A/B/|c>BA BGB|dB G A2 A>{BA^GA}B| c(c {ed}B/)A/ BGB|dB G !fermata![D2F2A2] G>{AGFG}A|BAG (G<E)D| DEG !fermata!c2 !fermata!d/c/|B>AG G!fermata!E G|DEF [B,2G2]||

X:1 T:Old Head of Denis, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With feeling" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 526 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d/>c/ | B{c/B/}AG GED | DEG G2 A/>B/ | c>BA ABG | dBG A2 A/>B/ | c>BA ABG | dBG {B}A2 G/>A/ | B>AG GE>D | DEG c2 c/>B/ | B>AG GE>D | DEG G2 ||