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The Battle of Clontarf

Substantially revised version of a piece which I posted in another arrangement some time ago.

In 1014 an Irish army under High King Brian Boru defeated an invading Viking host at Clontarf near Dublin, ending Viking aspirations to conquer Ireland. This composition includes an adaptation of a traditional tune said to be the mustering march of Brian Boru's army.

Orchestration: Flute, Oboe, Horn, Trumpet, Tambourine, 2 Violin, 2 Cello, Viola.

The audio file (attached) was generated with software as a demo.  Audio also available at YouTube The Battle of Clontarf and  SoundCloud The Battle of Clontarf

Score pdf available for sale at SMP Press The Battle of Clontarf.

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I generally don't post scores to my compositions since many of them are offered for sale through web sites, and it would be inappropriate for there also to be free copies elsewhere on the internet. I'll be glad to email a pdf attachment of this score for private evaluation without charge to any member of this forum on request via private message.

Image: Brian Boru, from The history of Ireland by Martin Haverty, 1884
Colorized by Jon Corelis, colorized image copyright 2021 by Jon Corelis

Please note that while this composition includes a traditional melody in the public domain, this adaptation of it is an original creative work under copyright.

For performance permission, please see my permissions page.

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Enjoyable music in your own unique style. You are a great creator and the historical background to this piece makes the music living.

Thanks,

Kjell

Thanks for your kind comment.

Kjell Prytz said:

Enjoyable music in your own unique style. You are a great creator and the historical background to this piece makes the music living.

Thanks,

Kjell

I enjoyed this. Its fun and has a Celtic/medieval spirit that took my imagination. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the comment, I'm glad you liked it.

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