Translating Early Gaelic
Approved in Partial Completion of the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree
The version posted on this page is therefore not up to date; however, it includes topics not covered in the new version, such as pibroch's potential as a creative resource for classical composers.
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Hear and read about the recent Pibroch Recital at Yale, featuring Matthew Welch
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Download MUSICAL EXAMPLE 4-3 (PDF)
I do not yet have permission for online use of most of the audio samples in the study. Those I have permission for are below. The Donald MacPherson recordings are available from Siubhal.
To purchase the complete score for Chisholm's Piano Concerto, excerpted in Example 4-3 above (and for other useful resources of all kinds), visit The Scottish Music Centre
Audio Sample 2: Maol Donn - Donald MacPherson - excerpt
Audio Sample 4: The Big Spree - Donald MacPherson - excerpt
Audio Sample 11: Maol Donn - Donald MacPherson, whole theme (urlar) - excerpt of total
I got a kiss of the King's hand - arr. Robinson McClellan, for 3 Oboes and English Horn