A little fiddle duet featuring legato, dynamic contrast, and assorted ornaments:
After the Battle of Aughrim, 4:22, 8Mb
Arr. time....a day or so
Samples......Garritan Strad v2
EQ...........KP2 3-band parametric
Monitors.....Dynaudio Acoustics BM5
I’ve always had a soft spot for Celtic fiddle, and Irish laments in particular. I penned this for two violins sometime last year based on the traditional Irish lament, After the Battle of Aughrim. It’s mostly in A-Dorian and goes through the whole form twice. This first half has the lead in the first violin on your left, while the second half switches lead to the second violin on the right.
A little historical note (largely from Wikipedia):
The Battle of Aughrim was the decisive battle of the Williamite War in Ireland. It was fought between the Irish Catholic Jacobites and the forces of William III (William of Orange) on 12 July 1691, near the village of Aughrim in County Galway. The battle was the bloodiest ever fought on Irish soil – over 7,000 people were killed. The battle, according to one author, "seared into Irish consciousness". It also resulted in the effective end of Jacobitism in Ireland.No, I'm not Irish.