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Thread #31588   Message #3474490
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
01-Feb-13 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: All Praise to St. Patrick
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All Praise to St. Patrick
The link to music which appears above is no good any longer, so I searched and found a version of this which was printed in 1880 at the Hymnary site.

all praise page

I made a MIDI of this, which I will send to Joe for posting here.

I recognize this tune, which is an Irish dance that I have played while rambling through some book, probably O'Neill's music of Ireland. Does anybody recognize it?

I don't think it's really singable. It goes too high. It's been shoved down to E-flat, but the highest note is still F. We would never even TRY to sing this in my church. I'm going to transpose it to C.   

I imagine the original dance was AABB, but the lyrics require it to be AABA. (or something like that) The 1880 music didn't sound right when it went back to the he final A section, so I tinkered with it. I'm still not sure it's quite right.

I hope somebody plays this on St Patrick's Day. There are only 45 practicing days left!