"Brian Boru's March" is a traditional Irish tune
typically played with the Celtic Harp.
Brian Boru (c. 941 – 1014, Old Irish: Brian Bóruma mac
Cennétig; Middle Irish: Brian Bóruma; modern Irish:
Brian Bóroimhe) was an Irish king who ended the
domination of the High Kingship of Ireland by the Uí
Néill. Building on the achievements of his father,
Cennétig mac Lorcain, and especially his elder brother,
Mathgamain, Brian first made himself King of Munster,
then subjugated Leinster, making himself ruler of the
south of Ireland. He is the founder of the O'Brien
dynasty. His name is remembered in the title of one of
the oldest tunes in Ireland's traditional repertoire:
"Brian Boru's March". It is still widely played by
traditional Irish musicians.
Although this work was originally written for Voice and
Folk Instruments, I created this arrangement for Flute,
Oboe and Concert (Pedal) Harp.