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Down by the Salley Gardens

Ireland Traditional

Clarinet Bb and harp or keyboard

Arranged by Frédéric CELLIER

Duration ≃ 02:30   |   Difficulty ≃ 3/10

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SCORE Clarinet Bb and harp or keyboard
PDF - 3 pages


PART Clarinet Bb
PDF - 2 pages

The oldest known music in Ireland is that of the harpists of the Gaelic clans, dating back to the 9th century. The harp has been the country's emblem since at least the 13th century.
However, the term oïrfideach [one who blows], synonymous with "piper", is used generically to designate a musician in Gaelic. This suggests that the first music to appear in Ireland was probably played on wind instruments or bagpipes. Finally, in the Book of Leinster, a manuscript dating from around 1160, the fidli, the famous Irish fiddle, is mentioned for the first time.
As we can see, traditional Irish music has been performed on all kinds of instruments since its very beginnings, the main thing being that they were able to reproduce the melodies.
The melodies are generally diatonic, i.e. not very altered. This simplicity of execution is counterbalanced by the numerous ornaments with which these melodies are usually embellished, and by the fact that they are often played at fast tempos.
The Irish repertoire is divided between sung music consisting of ballads or laments telling a sad story, and dance music.
There are over 6,000 tunes in the dance repertoire, of which the three main types are the jig, the reel and the hornpipe. As each dance is very short, it is repeated several times, and sometimes one dance is followed by another, or even others, forming a sequence of dances.The musician's sole aim is to delight the dancers and keep the party going!

Along his university studies (DEA in musicology, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne), Frédéric Cellier was awarded three first prizes and a development prize at the CNR of Nice and won first prize at the International Competition of Musical Execution - soloist category – of Stresa (Italy).
He is the laureate of the Fondation de France and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and accredited teacher at the CNR of Nice, the CNR of Marseille, and at the CRR Olivier Messiaen of Avignon (France).
Frédéric Cellier is the interpreter of Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for clarinet Bb and piano with Jean-Michel Damase, Jean Françaix or Gabriel Tacchino, but also performs his own version for clarinet, piano and string orchestra of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue for Wynton Marsalis or under the baton of Adrian Gershwin, grandson of the composer.
Founder and artistic director of STRADIVARIUS Editions, he is the author of pieces of light music and a considerable number of arrangements in all styles and for all instruments acclaimed by numerous personalities in the music world:

"Frédéric Cellier has produced a number of adaptations of Georges Auric's works with such talent and precision that I consider them a natural addition to his chamber music catalogue."
Michèle AURIC - Georges Auric's widow

"To Frédéric Cellier, excellent musician and tireless arranger."
Jean FRANÇAIX - Composer and pianist

"Arranging a musical work is always a delicate and risky exercise, because it requires both modifying it so that it can be played by the desired instruments and preserving its very essence. But that is exactly what Frédéric Cellier has done, preserving the nuances, subtleties and soul of the original works while breathing new life into them.
His arrangements give all the musicians the chance to perform these compositions specially revisited for their instrument, and make music lovers rediscover them in a new light."
Adrian GERSHWIN - George Gershwin’s grandson

"Congratulations for your beautiful new orchestration and rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue."
Wynton MARSALIS - Trumpet player, composer, bandleader, general and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York

"It is outstanding that Frédéric Cellier has managed to transpose Saxophone Marmalade from the saxophone to the clarinet. I thank him for it and wish its great and deserved success. "
Manuel ROSENTHAL - Conductor, composer and Maurice Ravel’s pupil

"I am very happy to tell you how much I appreciated your transcription of the Capriccio, based on Francis Poulenc's Le Bal Masqué. It perfectly reflects the spirit and verve of the score for two pianos that I had the opportunity to play and record with Jacques Février, and it was a great pleasure for me to premiere it in Montpellier."
Gabriel TACCHINO - Pianist, Francis Poulenc’s specialist

"I must tell you that I really like your transcriptions and that I think the tone of the instruments you have chosen suits perfectly our beloved composer."
Ornella VOLTA - Musicologist, president of the Erik Satie’s Foundation

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