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Anonymous: "Were you at the Rock?" for Flute & Harp

"Were you at the Rock?" for Flute & Harp
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Composer : AnonymousAnonymous
Instrumentation :

Flute and Harp

Style :

Celtic

Arranger :
Publisher :
 AnonymousMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
This song speaks of Penal Days when the Mass was celebrated in secret at remote gatherings. The "Carraig" was the "Mass rock" used as a meeting-place and altar. According to native Irish "sean nos" singers, the words appear as a love song, "Were you at the Rock and did you see my Valentine?" (meaning either the priest or the Host). However, it was a code addressed to a disguised priest or congregant, so the enemy would not grasp the true meaning even if he spoke Irish. Death was the penalty for those caught at Mass. In Penal Times, a price of 30 pounds was offered for the head of a priest or hedge-school master, the same as for that of a wolf.

At first glance, "An Raibh Tú ag an gCarraig" appears to be a series of questions and answers about a young woman, but in reality it contains a coded message. A traditional air from the 1796 collection of "Ancient Irish Music" of Edward Bunting. The coded message is uncoded below.

Were you at the Mass? I was at the Mass;
Did you see the Virgin Mary? I saw the Virgin Mary
Did you take communion? I received communion,
And say the rosary? and said the rosary
Did you see the chalice? I saw the chalice,
Did you see the sacrifice of the Mass? and saw the sacrifice of the Mass
Did you practice the faith? And I practiced the faith;
Are we being persecuted as they are saying? we are not being subdued as they are saying.

Although this work was originally written for Folk Instruments, I created this arrangement for Flute & Celtic or Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Added by magataganm the 2013-10-23


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