Trottin' To The Fair - Sheet Music Download


Trottin' To The Fair - Sheet Music Download
Irish Melody.
Words by Alfred Percival Graves. Music arranged by C. Villiers Stanford 1901
6 Pages including covers. PDF file

From Wikipedia:
Alfred Perceval Graves (22 July 1846 - 27 December 1931), was an Anglo-Irish poet, songwriter, and school inspector.
He was born in Dublin on 22 July 1846, the son of The Rt. Rev Charles Graves, bishop of Limerick, by his wife Selina, the daughter of John Cheyne (17771836),
the Physician-General to the Forces in Ireland. Alfred was educated in England at Windermere College, and Trinity College,
Dublin. His paternal grandmother Helena was a Perceval, and the granddaughter of the Earl of Egmont. His grandfather,
John Crosbie Graves, was a first cousin of 'Ireland's most celebrated surgeon', Robert James Graves.
In 1869 he entered the Civil Service as clerk in the Home Office, where he remained until he became an inspector of schools in 1874 .
He was a contributor of prose and verse to the Spectator, The Athenaeum, John Bull, and Punch magazine.

He took a leading part in the revival of Irish letters. He was for several years president of the Irish Literary Society, and was the author of the
famous ballad of Father O'Flynn and many other songs and ballads. In collaboration with Charles Stanford he published Songs of Old Ireland (1882),
Irish Songs and Ballads (1893), the airs of which are taken from the Petrie MSS.; the airs of his Irish Folk-Songs (1897) were arranged by Charles Wood,
with whom he also collaborated on Songs of Erin (1901).

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor.
Born to a well-off and highly musical family in Dublin, Stanford was educated at the University of Cambridge before studying music in Leipzig and Berlin.
He was instrumental in raising the status of the Cambridge University Musical Society, attracting international stars to perform with it.
While still an undergraduate, Stanford was appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1882, aged 29, he was one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music,
where he taught composition for the rest of his life. From 1887 he was also the professor of music at Cambridge.
As a teacher, Stanford was sceptical about modernism, and based his instruction chiefly on classical principles as exemplified in the music of Brahms.
Among his pupils were rising composers whose fame went on to surpass his own, such as Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
As a conductor, Stanford held posts with the Bach Choir and the Leeds triennial music festival.
Stanford composed a substantial number of concert works, including seven symphonies, but his best-remembered pieces are his choral works for church performance,
chiefly composed in the Anglican tradition. He was a dedicated composer of opera, but none of his nine completed operas has endured in the general repertory.
Some critics regarded Stanford, together with Hubert Parry and Alexander Mackenzie, as responsible for a renaissance in music from the British Isles.
However, after his conspicuous success as a composer in the last two decades of the 19th century, his music was eclipsed in the 20th century by that of Edward Elgar as well as former pupils.

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