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Cronan an Dain

MacLeod, Duncan W M (2012) Cronan an Dain. Item format: Score. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:59611)

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This work is a setting of the traditional Gaelic lullaby Cronan an Dain, or Fate Croon that is thought to originate from the Hebridean Isle of Eigg. These lullabies, or croons as known within the Western Isles, are essentially cradle songs the quality of which are, as the ethnomusicologist Marjory Kennedy-Fraser describes as ‘living, moving, rhythmical germs, that have a mesmeric, wheel-like pulsation’. The subject of these croons often entwine folklore, with ritual and superstition that bring a sense of foreboding – represented here by the clarinet and electronic parts that shadow the vocal line.

Commissioned by Ian Mitchell and Alison Wells Premiered at SABRe symposium, Keele University, February 2012.

Item Type: Composition
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Duncan MacLeod
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2016 22:54 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
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MacLeod, Duncan W M.

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