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Danny Boy

First line:
Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
composer
Old Irish tune 'The Londonderry Air'
arranger
author of text

 
Danny Boy is arguably one of most popular anthems of Irish America, and is often sung at funerals and in remembrance of loved ones. With lyrics penned by the English lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly (1848-1929), the unforgettable melody, the ‘Derry Air’, continues to resonate around the world. Desmond Earley’s evocative arrangement expands from a solitary voice (‘Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling …’) to the vivid colour of upper voices in close harmony. Expanding to a full a cappella choir and a tenor solo, the work in its entirety reveals a hauntingly intimate expression of this much-loved text.

from notes by Desmond Earley © 2019

Recordings

Perpetual twilight
SIGCD558Download only 1 March 2019 Release
The King's Singers - Gold
Studio Master: SIGCD500Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The last rose of summer
CDH55210Last few CD copies remaining

Details

Track 8 on SIGCD558 [4'27] Download only 1 March 2019 Release
Track 14 on CDH55210 [3'17] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 14 on SIGCD500 CD1 [3'13] Download only

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