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Immortal Dream (band version)

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Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 4:00
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2009

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    The title, Immortal Dream is taken from a verse of the traditional Irish ballad, “Old Skibereen.” This poignant song is full of tragedy and passion, describing the Irish famine of 1846-47. While most of the arrangement is in the minor mode, the second half flirts with a much more uplifting statement of the melody to remind us that there are always things to be thankful for.

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4 | Duration: 4:00

    Instrumentation
    Piccolo
    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe
    Bb Clarinet 1
    Bb Clarinet 2
    Bb Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon
    Eb Alto Saxophone 1
    Eb Alto Saxophone 2
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Trumpet 1
    Bb Trumpet 2
    Bb Trumpet 3
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Euphonium
    T.C. Baritone
    Tuba

    Timpani
    Percussion 1 (Bells)
    Percussion 2 (Vibraphone)
    Percussion 3 (Chimes)
    Percussion 4 (Suspended Cymbal)

    Program Notes
    The title, Immortal Dream is taken from a verse of the traditional Irish ballad, “Old Skibereen.” This poignant song is full of tragedy and passion, describing the Irish famine of 1846-47, in which Skibereen was one of the most severely stricken regions and thousands of people perished. Written by a father to a son, the final three verses of the song had the greatest impact on me.

    - Nathan Daughtrey

    Old Skibereen (last 3 verses)
    Your mother too, God rest her soul,
    Fell on the stony ground
    She fainted in her anguish
    Seeing desolation ‘round
    She never rose but passed away
    From life to immortal dream
    She found a quiet grave, me boy,
    In dear old Skibereen.

    And you were only two years old
    And feeble was your frame
    I could not leave you with my friends
    For you bore your father’s name
    I wrapped you in my cóta mór
    In the dead of night unseen
    I heaved a sigh and bade goodbye
    To dear old Skibereen.

    Oh Father dear, the day will come
    When in answer to the call
    All Irish men of freedom stern
    Will rally one and all
    I’ll be the man to lead the band
    Beneath the flag of green
    And loud and clear we’ll raise the cheer,
    Revenge for Skibereen!

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    • Immortal Dream by Nathan Daughtrey

      Immortal Dream by Nathan Daughtrey Southwest Guilford HS Band
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