Roche, Francis - Collection of Irish Airs, Marches and Dance Tunes, Volume 2, Issue 1, Page 66

Roche, Francis - Collection of Irish Airs, Marches and Dance Tunes, Volume 2, Issue 1, Page 66
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periodical Publisher
Pigott & Co. 1927
periodical Editor
Roche, Francis
periodical Title
Roche, Francis - Collection of Irish Airs, Marches and Dance Tunes
volume Number
2
issue Content
PREFACE TO VOL. rncontinued.Some features of the traditional style have been referred to in the earlier preface. Other features of it arethe compromised semitones between Mi and Fa, Ti and Do, together with the intricate syncopated bowings and thevarious graces and embellishments. A high pitch or rough robust tone, particularly in the old airs, is not in consonancewith the traditional style on the Violin.Care has been taken to avoid all errors in notation, to set the various pieces in their true scales, and to fullyindicate the bowing; to preserve the old bias, and to present them in such a. manner that, when properly performed,all their peculiar merits and characteristics may be truly estimated.The completion of this volume brings to a close my work as a collector of Irish Airs. There now remains butlittle to accomplish in this domain if we may judge by the small number of hitherto unpublished airs that haveappeared in recent years, and by the many instances of duplication to be found in the various collections-my ownincluded. A few stray gems, however, may still be discovered to reward the iigent sea cher.Our policy and ambition for the future should be to make full use of the great store already in our possession,and to found and equip a truly national School of Music which may yet give us a Chopin, a Grieg, a Sarasate, a Weberor a Wieniawski to bring to fruition the seed that has been garnered by the devotion of the collector.It is my earnest hope that the present Collection may serve somewhat towards the realisation of this great ideal.Proinsias de Roiste.Cnoctoranu Cuocluinge, Co. Luimnighe.Samhain, 1927.
issue Number
1
page Number
66
periodical Author
Roche, Francis
issue Publication Date
1982-01-01T00:00:00
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Roche, Francis - Collection of Irish Airs, Marches and Dance Tunes, Volume 2