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Old Irish Blessing

By Denes Agay

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Choir Sacred SATB choir and piano accompaniment (with optional guitar and bass) (SATB choir)
Composed by Denes Agay. Edited by Bob Dingley. Arranged by Denes Agay. Choral Octavo. Educational choral octavo (SATB). Choral. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.WBCH93254).

Item Number: AP.WBCH93254

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  • 5

    Location:
    San Leandro CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • August 28, 2009 Wonderful words and music

    There are many inspiring Irish blessings and this is certainly one of the best. It has been set to music by dozens of composers, but Mr Agay's arrangement has literally moved many people to tears - read the reviews on YouTube. His arrangement is simple, but well crafted, and very...

    flexible - it can be played as a piano solo, or vocal/piano solo, or full SATB/piano performance, without compromising its musicality. It is suitable for grades 7-up, but also for adult choirs. I keep spare copies to give to other musicians.

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    23 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Mentor Ohio
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • March 25, 2009 Great

    I heard this performed on YouTube. It is a terrific rendition. Very easy to learn and great SATB.

    17 of 34 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Ocala, FL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • July 14, 2008 Excellent and Enjoyable

    This is a wonderful arrangement!! We sang it for our parents wedding anniversary and they loved it!!

    21 of 40 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Location:
    Maryland
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • June 19, 2007 "Old Irish Blessing" was truly a blessing

    A parishioner came up to me one Sunday after Mass and asked if I would be willing to have my choir sing this piece on the 7th anniversary of her husband's passing. The song had meant much to this couple while the husband was alive, but in her grief...

    the widow had forgotten to request it for his funeral, and desperately needed some closure. We had only two very busy rehearsals to learn it, and were forced to end it at the cadence halfway through. Nevertheless, it was beautiful, and we eagerly intend to learn the rest of it and use it for memorials and special farewells in the future. This widow and many others were moved to tears by the music. The phrasing and harmonies are luscious and sound rich in 4-part choral harmony. This arrangement has been around for some time and is still very stirring and profound.

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    15 of 32 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Kansas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • November 28, 2006 Beautiful!!!

    I graduated last year and had been singing with my church choir for 6 yrs. and when we sang this on graduation sunday it was just so gorgeous that everyone had tears in their eyes and this song just can stay stuck in your head forever!!!(in a good way...

    ) I HIGHLY recommend this song for any special occasion!

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    19 of 37 people found this review helpful.
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