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Author:  Ceili_whistle_man [ Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:11 pm ]
Post subject:  1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

I have here the sheet music for an arrangement of Danny Boy dated 1918 (first print 1913) which was printed by WH Paling & Co. Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
There are six pages, four of them are the actual music and the rest is advertising of other tunes in their catalogue.
Image

Here are links to the sheet music;
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/34/dannyboy1resize.jpg
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6/dannyboy2resize.jpg
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6416/dannyboy3resize.jpg
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/246/dannyboy4resize.jpg
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3870/dannyboy5resize.jpg
I can't read music, so can anyone tell me if the piano part is any different from the standard treatment of the tune?
Maybe one of you nice folk out there would play/record the piano line and post a link here, go on, pretty pretty please. :love:
From my very basic sight reading ability (ability is probably the wrong word here) it looks like the melody line is as I know it to be.
If anyone would like bigger sized versions of the music, I can post them up on line, I will not put them up there though until someone requests them.
I hope this is of use to some one.

(edit; whoops, posted the images rather than the URL, ...sorted) :thumbsup:

Author:  Ceili_whistle_man [ Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1913 sheet music for Danny Boy

I also found it interesting that the song has the legend 'When sung by a man, the words in italics should be used'.
Underneath the first page header 'Danny Boy' there appears a secondary title '(Eily Dear)'. I have never heard anyone deviate from the words that I know, so I wonder if Mr.Weatherly's 'Eily Dear' version ever caught on with anyone?

Author:  MTGuru [ Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

CWM, both the melody and the piano accompaniment are bog standard. The piano part mostly doubles the melody, and the chords are pretty much what you'd expect. The intro is a bit weird, though. :)

Author:  Ceili_whistle_man [ Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

Thanks MT,
I see what you mean by the weird intro, I just (painstakingly) typed the dot's into a pianoroll program and had a listen, strange indeed.
:boggle:

Author:  Ian Parfitt [ Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

Hi all

Just a little mindless info' I live in the town where F E Weatherley lived and the road that leads to our house is named after him, 'Weatherly Drive'.

Yes, we sometimes play 'Danny Boy' at our Sunday sessions at the White Hart, Weston-in-Gordano.

Ian

Author:  hezka1 [ Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

[ Revival ]

Hello!

Would you be willing to sell this sheet music? I am trying to find one like this that has the lyric's "Eily Dear". Let me know.

Thank you!
Kristin

Author:  MTGuru [ Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

Hi Kristin,

hezka1 wrote:
Would you be willing to sell this sheet music?

There's no need to buy/sell it. The imageshack links above that Ceili_whistle_man kindly posted are still active. Just download the page images and print them out. With a publication date of 1918, this arrangement is likely long out of copyright.

hezka1 wrote:
I am trying to find one like this that has the lyric's "Eily Dear".

The difference is mainly substituting the words "Eily Dear" for "Danny Boy", as is indicated by alternate lyric lines. So you have it all here.

Author:  hezka1 [ Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

I am looking for the actual copy to do an Art piece with the music. The link to page 4 isn't there anymore :(....I could print but it wouldn't look as nice as the original because the resolution isn't very good. I am naming my new baby Eily and this song is special to us so it would be really awesome to have the actual music. I also play the piano and sing so I love old music :). I have tried to find this on e-bay but non of the copies have "Eily dear" as alternate lyrics. This copy does hence I would love to have it. If you are willing to sell I would really be grateful. Thank you :)

Kristin

Author:  MTGuru [ Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

hezka1 wrote:
I am looking for the actual copy to do an Art piece with the music.

Ah, all right. And by "Art piece" I guess you mean a collage or something of the sort?

Again, I don't own the sheet music. That's the OP, Ceili_whistle_man, and I suppose you could ask him. That is, if he has the physical copy. From the library imprint stamp on the title page, it could be that he simply borrowed it and scanned it. In which case, maybe he could send you a higher resolution scan. That would be preferable anyway to doing anything to compromise the physical integrity of an antique or historical printed artifact by cutting it or such for a personal project. Good luck.

Author:  Cathy Wilde [ Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

Looks like the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has a good clean copy online:

http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/ ... -weatherly

There's a little icon near the lower left of the main page that will magically reveal all the other pages. Good luck!

----

Later addition, aka News from the Rabbit Hole: The ITMA is so amazing. Here's more about the song and the collection's holdings of copies, in case anyone wants to know. http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/disco ... -irish-air

It's in Shields, Bunting, and Petrie's books, too. And if you have the Sibelius Scorch plugin (free, I think), you can even see it written out in Padraig O'Keeffe's manuscript. Super-cool. http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/scorc ... /13951/600

Author:  MTGuru [ Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

Cathy Wilde wrote:
Looks like the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has a good clean copy online:

Ah, good on you, Cathy. :-) The images are 650 x 891 pixels, and fairly easy to download with a bit of trickery.

Image

Author:  MTGuru [ Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

"When sung by a man, the words in italics [Oh Eily dear] should be used."

That this never caught on is, I guess, a blow for gender equality. :P

Author:  Ceili_whistle_man [ Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1918 sheet music for Danny Boy

Sorry folks, I haven't been checking my emails lately so I am a bit behind on this post.
I own the copy that I have posted photo links to.
A friend gave it to me many years ago.
When you say 'art piece' what would you intend doing with it?

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