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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tracks 11 & 12 - 'Arrival' - Traditional Irish

'Arrival' has 'arrived' on iTunes and soon will be available on Napster, Tradebit, PayPlay, Pocketgroup and MusicIsHere to name but a few.

Tracks 11 and 12 are both arrangements of Traditional Irish pieces.
They have particularly beautiful melodies, which may be familiar, and which work effectively on two guitars.
Both these arrangements are by Peter Wiltschinsky.

Traditional Irish music initially became popular in the 17th century with composers such as Turlough Carolan, Thomas Moore and John Field.
Carolan (1670-1738) was a harp player, and a prolific writer, composing more than 200 compositions in a baroque,Vivaldian style.

These composers, of the early Romantic era, have been credited with the creation of the nocturne form, later to be developed by Frederic Chopin.

Irish music continues to be hugely popular and influences many other genres.

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