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Track Listing
CD1 Hay: The Wind Among The Reeds, Harty: The Two Horses Boyle: Symphony No.1: Nightwinds May: Quartet in C minor Larchet: Lament Of Youth Boydell: Oboe Quintet Trimble: Phantasy Trio Fleischmann: Na Tri Captaeni Loinge Riada: Hercules Dux Ferrariae Nomos No.1 Victory: Prelude & Toccata Kelly: Mother Bodley: String Quartet No.1 Deane: Embers
CD2 Kinsella: Guitar Fantasy Barry: Sur Les Pointes Clarke: Purple Dust O’Leary: Forgotten Words Gardner: Trane: Second Movement Buckley: Guitar Sonata No.2 Dennehy: Mad Avid Sad Gibson: Codladh Sámh Buckley: Only such Ice could be so fair Gribbin: Invitation to a journey Schlepper-Connolly: The Old Ways Hammilton: c
Artist:
Various Composers
Title:
A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016 (2CD)
Label:
RTE Lyric FM
Cat No:
CD153
Format:
CD
Price £14.99
• Various Artist including the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Hugh Tinney (piano) John Feeley (guitar) Michael McHale (piano)

• Last September a unique festival of music took place sponsored by Bord na Móna and presented by RTÉ and the National Concert Hall as part of RTÉ 2016 and Ireland 2016. This Composing the Island double CD release is a sample of music by twenty-composers from that festival, capturing for posterity something of its essence and spirit. It includes works by composers from the earliest years, many whom have been almost forgotten now, like Norman Hay and Ina Boyle, the latter of whom lived all her life in Wicklow but created a remarkable body of music whose European sensibility is tinged with a clear sense of her own nationality. Others such as John F. Larchet, Aloys Fleischmann and Seán Ó Riada played a key role in the teaching and development of music, and musical institutions in Ireland in the twentieth century. Ó Riada’s work on the CD, two movements from his Hercules Dux Ferrariae: Nomos No. 1, gives a fresh insight into his orchestral output, an area often overlooked in preference to his better known forays into traditional Irish music.
Reviews For A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016 (2CD)
The Irish Times
“Composing the Island was a landmark – there is no going back.”
Also Available By - Various Composers