Hamilton Harty (1879-1941) was a prolific art-song and orchestral composer as well as a world-renowned conductor. With this edition, you gain access to some of his best-known and most critically acclaimed songs. It is an essential purchase for high voices looking for Romantic songs with great character and musicians interested in celebrating such a prominent figure in Irish music.
This edition includes "Five Irish Poems," his last great set from 1938; as well as the lesser-known but equally charming "Antrim and Donegal" from 1926. The poets are all, save one, Irish women, many of whom championed the cause of Irish independence. W.B. Yeats' "The Fiddler of Dooney" is also included, set to a rollicking Irish jig and full of humor and exuberance. The songs range from deeply passionate love songs to lively fisherman songs. The music within these pages also offers great variety and challenge for advanced pianists as true duo partners.