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Ireland: Of Legend and Lore


Robert W. Smith, composer

Ireland: Of Legend and Lore is an original composition for wind band that draws upon the vast riches of traditional Irish melodies. The composer has chosen castles and colorful characters from Irish history and folklore and put their legendary deeds to music. The piece was commissioned by the East Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Paul Hinman for performance during their tour of Ireland in March of 1996. The composer Robert W. Smith, traveled with the band during the tour and conducted this fine ensemble during their St. Patrick’s Day festivity performances.

—published score


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