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Petrie's Complete Irish Music

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Full Score
Publisher Dover Publications
Arranger Petrie

Price: $39.95

Catalog #430804

UPC code: 9780486430805

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Petrie's Complete Irish Music Arranged by Petrie. For Full Score. Published by Dover Publications. (430804)

Edward Bunting fell into his destiny when, at the age of 19, he was commission ed to write down the tunes performed at a gathering of traditional harp player s in Belfast in July 1792. This innocent beginning signaled the start of a 100 -year process of enormous importance: the preservation of a country's music, w hich otherwise might be lost forever. In time, Bunting passed the torch to app rentice George Petrie who, in turn, became instrumental in founding the Societ y for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland, which publi shed Petrie's first collection in 1855. Finally, it was Petrie's daughter who entrusted the much-honored Sir Charles Stanford with three bound volumes of he r father's work, leading to the ultimate compilation, published in 1905, of 1, 582 traditional melo

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