Last Rose of Summer (hm17)

Last Rose of Summer (hm17)

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The legacy of the old harpers ...

... lives on in these wonderful melodies.
Just as the bards once sang the exploits of the old legendary Irish kings, so the songs of the nineteenth century tell of the rebellions of the Irish people against the British occupiers. But something new has been added: not only heroes and kings are mentioned, but the songs give expression to the feelings of farmers and herdsmen, their love and their painful goodbyes.
I have arranged these ballads so that they are in good singable pitches. The bass hand plays accompaniment patterns familiar from the "Blue Diamonds", and the melody hand enriches the melodic line with arpeggios which can also be omitted to simplify.
On the last page there is a collection of pure accompaniment patterns with which the harp can accompany the singing, as we know it from the guitar. The chord letters are found in the harp notes. The solo version can then be heard as an introduction, conclusion and interlude and the vocals are accompanied by easier fingering patterns.  Enjoy this wonderful music!

Content

Cailín Deas Crúite na Mbó
The Water is wide
The Dawning of the Day
Boulavogue
The Last Rose of Summer
Ten Thousand Miles
The Star of the County Down
Caoine Cill Chais
Will Ye go, Lassie, go?
The Snow it Melts the Soonest
The Meeting of the Waters
My Gentle Harp
I wish I was in England
John Franklin

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„Es gibt ein Geheimnis um die Musik” sagte der alte Harfner „dem ich näher kommen möchte. Auf der Suche nach diesem Geheimnis schufen die Musiker immer kompliziertere Kompositionen — und doch ist die Musik, die die Menschen im Innersten bewegt, oft die einfachste. Aber nicht jede simple Melodie berührt deshalb die Menschen. Vielleicht ist dieses Geheimnis zu einfach, um es in Bücher zu schreiben oder in Worte zu fassen, ja, die Gelehrten würden am Ende sogar die Köpfe darüber schütteln, wenn sie's wüßten. Aber die Musiker stoßen manchmal zufällig darauf: einmal, zweimal in ihrem Leben finden manche von ihnen eine Melodie, die unsterblich wird, die den Menschen vertraut wird wie ihre eigene Hand und die ihnen dennoch einen Schauer den Rücken herunterlaufen läßt, wenn sie sie hören. Dann geschieht dieses Geheimnis der Musik.”