Donnacha Dennehy: One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán)

2vn, va, vc; tp
SKU: GSP56528BND

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For 2 violins, viola, cello, and tape. Céad Slán (“One Hundred Goodbyes”) is built around samples from field recordings of sean nós songs, which I weave in and out of the musical fabric. On a deeper level, the melodic and semantic make-up of these songs influences the musical processes that develop in the string quartet. This influence is not traditional, but rather reflected by my own postcolonial upbringing, as a suburban Dubliner engrossed in contemporary music. The first movement samples a song called “A Dhonncha is Léan Liom” (“Donnacha do not grieve for me”), the second makes use of the beautiful “Tomás Bán” (“White Thomas”) while the final movement uses “Céad Slán A Abhainn Mór” (“One Hundred Goodbyes to the Big River”). — Donnacha Dennehy.

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Composer Donnacha Dennehy
Publisher G Schirmer Inc
Arrangement String Quartet/Live Electronics (STR QUARTET/ELEC)
Format Score and Parts

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