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The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (Paperback)

Author: Petrie, George

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First published in 1855, George Petrie's The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland, is widely regarded as one of the most important nineteenth-century collections of traditional Irish music. It contains nearly two hundred melodies collected by Petrie as well as song texts in Irish and English and detailed notes by Petrie about their sources. The collection, which was originally published under the auspices of the Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland, has been out of print for many years and the few remaining copies are now extremely rare collector's items.
This new edition contains all of Petrie's original text, the melodies and his introduction. The text is prefaced by a biographical essay that positions the collection in the context of Petrie's life and work and within the broader field of Irish traditional music. The piano accompaniments, written by Petrie's daughter and included in the first edition, have been removed. Instead, the melodies have been restored to their original form by reference both to Stanford's The Complete Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland as Noted by George Petrie (1789-1866) and to the original manuscripts held in the National Library of Ireland. Cooper's new edition also contains a completely reset version of the text, in which the Irish spelling has been modernized and a standard font adopted. The new edition of this book will form an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of both students and performers of Irish traditional music.


Publisher Cork Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781859183984
SKU 202629850
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1859183980
Release Date 8/13/2012
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