William Butler Yeats ends his short story The Adoration of the Magi with the narrator describing a centuries-old Gaelic prayer "... when I pray against the demons I repeat a prayer which was made I
Extracted from O'Riada's Ceol an Aifrinn (Mass), this beautiful traditional Irish hymn is arranged for mixed or treble choirs in a shimmering a cappella setting that brilliantly showcases the
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'Ah je veux vivre', also known as "Juliet's Waltz Song" from Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet in a sparking arrangement for solo soprano and concert band by Fergal Carroll.
Air from County Derry (Danny Boy) has been arranged for wind band by Colonel Fred O'Callaghan, former Director of the Irish Defence Forces School of Music. This arrangement of one of Ireland's best
The well-known Air from Handel's "Water Music" arranged for nine brass players (two trumpets, two horns, three trombones, euphonium or fourth trombone, tuba, and optional timpani).
Also known as The Quiet Land of Erin, this well-known Irish song tells the story of an emigrant who remembers with fondness their homeland, yearning to return one day to be buried there.
"All through the Night" ("Ar Hyd y Nos") is a Welsh folksong sung to a tune which was first recorded in 1784. This sensitive arrangement by Mark Armstrong is for voice and small orchestra of flute, harp and
"Art Is Calling To Me (I Want To Be a Prima Donna)" - from the Broadway Comic Opera The Enchantress (1911 - Victor Herbert / Harry B. Smith). Arranged for solo voice and concert band (Key Eb).
Taken from a text from James Joyce's collection of poems Chamber Music, this beautiful setting for mixed divisi choir is filled with musical imagery and colorful harmonies. Featuring a soprano soloist
Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) is an opera in three acts by Georges Bizet first performed on 30 September 1863 at the Théâtre-Lyrique du Châtelet in Paris.
Charles Gounod's 'Ave Maria' is one of the most popular settings of the Latin prayer in which Gounod composed a new melody over J. S. Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major from 'The Well-Tempered Klavier'. This
Franz Schubert's famous "Ave Maria" arranged by Mark Armstrong for voice and small orchestra (Fl, Ob, Hn, Hp, Strings).
Giulio Caccini's haunting 'Ave Maria' in an accessible yet beautiful arrangement for soprano voice and concert band by Mark Armstrong. Very suitable for church services, or as a contrasting concert item.
From Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, the traditional plainchant hymn, Ave Verum is presented in an arrangement for mixed choir using a contemporary harmonic palette. Other motets in this