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Londonderry Air

2004, rev. 2013. Duration 3'30" approx.

Also available in an arrangement for Wind Band








First performance - May 2004, Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band, cond. John Miller


"An innovative and fresh arrangement of this classic tune.."



Standard Brass Band


Timpani (3 drums)

Percussion (3 players): Tubular Bells, Tam-tam, Bass Drum, Pair Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal



Programme Note

An arrangement of the classic Irish melody, this version of the work begins in the depths of the band before the flugelhorn takes the lead, followed by modal and richly diatonic harmonies building towards a grand climax with tolling bells. 

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