James Galway (*1939)

A Walk in an Irish Garden

Golden Flute Series

para: Flauta, piano

Partitura de piano, partichela del solista

Nº de artículo694268
Autor/CompositorJames Galway
Alcance16 Páginas; 22,5 × 30,5 cm
Año de lanzamiento2019
Editorial/fabricanteSouthern Music
N.º del fabricanteHL00298120
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This collection of songs were written and arranged for Sir James Galway as concert pieces by David Overton, his longtime arranger. They are all based to some extent on traditional Irish Melodies. The first three are contrasting tunes: “Spinning Song,” the beautiful slow melody “She moved through the fair,” and the more up-tempo “Star of the County Down.”

These were so successful in the original flute and piano version, as printed here, that Overton was requested to write versions for strings and for orchestra, which were equally successful and have formed a regular part of Galway's concert repertoire.

“Badinereelerie” is more light-hearted work, first written for Sir JamesGalway in 1984. Since then, he has played it countless times as printed here, and in a version for flute and orchestra. The surprising mixture of Bach (and Handel and others) with reels and Irish traditional tunes, and even a few English traditional tunes thrown in for good measure, has delighted audiences all over the world.

The piece's rousing conclusion includes an optional switch to penny whistle, a practice that Galway writes, “I have always taken advantage of.”