The joy and energy of Irish folk music is readily apparent in this three-part work consisting of "Raggle Taggle Gypsies," "Londonderry Air," and "Irish Washerwoman." Logical bowings, comfortable keys, and careful attention to range and technique lead to strong playing and a mature sound that will be rewarding for both players and audience alike. The particularly lush setting of "Londonderry Air" and the driving rhythms of "Irish Washerwoman" will make this a stand-out selection for any concert or festival.
Instrumentation Violin I Violin II Viola Cello Contrabass Rehearsal Piano
Program Notes Commissioned by the West Ottawa Public Schools Educational Foundation and Meyer Music, Grand Rapids, Michigan Dedicated to the students of director John G. Scholten with gratitude and admiration