The Island of Saints and Scholars

David O'Fallon (composer)


  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Contrabass


"The Island of Saints and Scholars" is an old nickname for Ireland dating back to the early Middle Ages. This original work is a reflection upon Ireland’s rich and turbulent history, which can be heard in the lyrical melodic phrases, ever-changing meter, and moments of dissonance. The rhythmic profile of the piece was suggested by a type of Old Irish verse that carries seven syllables per line, resulting in a vibrant and spirited musical experience.
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Grade: 4
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Delivery Method: Print
Product Type: Score and Parts
UPC: 6-80160-91921-5
ISBN: 978-1-4911-6062-6
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