adblocktest
Free sheet music
My account (login)



LIBRARY

Turlough O'Carolan  Turlough O
Irland Irland
(1670 - 1738)
82 sheet music
80 MP3
11 MIDI






"For 18 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music.

If you use and like Free-scores.com, thank you to consider support donation.

About / Member testimonies


Turlough O

"Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór" for Oboe & English Horn
Turlough O'Carolan



Annotate this sheet music
Note the level :
Note the interest :


ListenDownload MP3 : Principal audio (1.5 Mo)351x 1544x ViewDownload PDF : "Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór" for Oboe & English Horn (1 page - 61.57 Ko)1532x
 

 
Now that you have this PDF score, member's artist are waiting for a feedback from you in exchange of this free access.

Please log in or create a free account so you can :





leave your comment
notate the skill level of this score
assign an heart (and thus participate in improving the relevance of the ranking)
add this score to your library
add your audio or video interpretation


Log in or sign up for free
and participate in the Free-scores.com community


Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór for Oboe & English Horn
Download MP3 (1.54 Mo) : (by Magatagan, Michael)155x 310x
Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór for Oboe & English Horn
Download MP3 (1.54 Mo) : (by Magatagan, Michael)129x 211x



Composer : Turlough OTurlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738)
Instrumentation :

Oboe

Style :

Celtic

Arranger :
Publisher :
 Turlough OMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
In Ireland about 300 years ago, there lived a harpist, singer and composer by the name of Turlough 'O Carolan. He was born in West Meath around 1670. When he was eighteen, he caught small pox, a disease which was usually fatal at the time. His life was spared, but he was left permanently blind. Turlough's blindness, in a way, was a blessing because it awakened in him a hidden gift for music. A local noble woman by the name of Mary Fitzgerald McDermott Rowe saw to it that he was trained in the Irish harp, gave him a horse and guide and sent him on his way.

Carolan was also famous for his love of drink, especially Irish whiskey. He wrote a tune in honor of whiskey. As he was dying, he called for one last cup of his favorite brew. His dying words were said to be "the drink and I have been friends for so long, it would be a pity for me to leave without one last kiss." And he died.

At first, he was not considered a great musician. (The ancient bards were supposed to have started their training when they were still young children and Carolan didn't start until he was an adult.) One of his first patrons, a Squire Reynolds, suggested that he try his hand at composition. His first work, "Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór", resulted from this suggestion. After he finished the composition, his fame was spread throughout all of Ireland and he started his career.

"Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór" (Little hill, big hill) is likely a reference to the fairy kingdoms. The word for "hill" (cnoc) is implied, and comes from an old folktale where the traveler falls asleep on a little mound or hill and wakes up in a vast otherworld. One thing about Irish tune titles, though...they very often have little to do with the actual tune.

Although originally written for folk instruments, I created this arrangement for Double-reed Duet (Oboe & English Horn).
Source / Web :MuseScore
Added by magataganm the 2012-11-06


0 comment





Report problem


This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
Woodwind
bois
Woodwind Arrangements
Sheet music list :
› Sonata in A Major from Chandos Anthem No. 8 for Oboe & Strings
› "À Tout Jamais" for Oboe & Bassoon Quartet - Oboe and bassoon
› "Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte" for English Horn & Strings
› "Adieu Anvers" for Double Reed Quintet - Oboe, English horn, Bassoon
› "Adieux de l'hôtesse Arabe" for Oboe & Strings
› "Agnus Dei " from the Mass in B Minor for Double-Reed Trio
› "Album Leaf" from Lyric Pieces for Clarinet & Strings
› "All we Like Sheep have Gone Astray" for Winds & Strings
› "Allegro di Molto" from "Lieder ohne Worte" for Oboe & Strings
› "Amen Chorus" for Oboes & Strings