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Irish National Anthem ( Amhrán na bhFiann) for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series)

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By Patrick Heeney (1881-1911)

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Brass Ensemble,Brass Quintet Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Patrick Heeney (1881-1911). Arranged by Keith Terrett. 20th Century, Holiday, Multicultural, Patriotic, World. Score and parts. 9 pages. Keith Terrett #1984301. Published by Keith Terrett (A0.746504).

Item Number: A0.746504

An arrangement of the national anthem of Ireland for Brass Quintet. There are alternative versions for String & full Orchestra in my stores.

The text of Amhrán na bhFiann, consisting of three stanzas and a chorus, was written in 1907. It was first published in the newspaper, Irish Freedom in 1912. The chorus solely was quietly adopted as the National Anthem in 1926, amid much discussion about the national anthem. The anthem was originally written in English, the later Irish translation by Liam Ó Rinn is much more commonly sung in the country. A section of the National Anthem (consisting of the first four bars followed by the last five) is also the Presidential Salute.There has been some criticism about the anthem due to its militant nature and anti-British tone. The words "Fianna Fáil" (Warriors of Ireland) appear in Ó Rinn’s translation, later adopted as the name of an Irish political party, some advocate this be changed to "laochra fáil" (heroes of Ireland) instead. Also, some have argued that the melody is difficult to play, whereas others have pointed out that the whole song has been performed, instead of the chorus (which is the official anthem), or has been played at the wrong speed, both of which have happened at recent Olympic Games.An anthem composed by Phillip Coulter called "Irelands Call" is used as a non-sectarian anthem, which is used by athletes from both Ireland and Northern Ireland when competing together as a unified team.For more of my original music, great arrangements and all the national anthems of the world, check out my on-line stores: an anthem fast? They are ALL in my store!All my anthem arrangements are also available for Orchestra, Recorders, Saxophones, Wind, Brass and Flexible band. If you need an anthem urgently for an instrumentation not in my store, let me know via e-mail, and I will arrange it for you FOC if possible!
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