The Black Bird


for Wind Quintet and Harpsichord

from an Irish folk melody

The audio file was generated with software as a demo.

Audio file on this site:  The Black Bird

Audio file also at SoundCloud The Black Bird.

A demo score (watermarked, without ancillary material) is available in a public access file here.

If anyone wants to see a full score, please pm me, or see my permissions page.


The melody is adapted from Irish minstrels and musicians by F. O'Neill 1913

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

For performance permission please see my permissions page, link above.

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