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Peter Hope
KILLORGLIN FAIR for orchestra
Goodmusic Concert Originals No.198

Catalogue Number: GMCO198

Difficulty level: D What's this?

ISMN: 9790222320444

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Orchestration: 2 Flutes (2nd db Piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarimets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Percussion [2 players: Snare Drum, Tambourine, Cymbals (Clash & Suspended), Glockenspiel, Timpani], Harp
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Peter Hope's most famous piece is undoubtedly the beguiling Ring of Kerry suite. This splendid example of the light music composer's craft won the Ivor Novello award in the early 1960s. The three movements are scored for different orchestral forces so we have published them separately in this new Goodmusic edition.

The fair at Killorglin is known as the "Puck Fair" meaning "Fair of the He-Goat" and is one of Ireland's oldest fairs. It takes place annually in August. Every year a group of people go up into the mountains and catch a wild goat. The goat is brought back to the town and the "Queen of Puck", traditionally a young school girl from one of the local primary schools, crowns the goat "King Puck". The goat is then put into a small cage on a high stand for three days, and on the 3rd day of the fair, he is brought down to be led back to the mountains. In the middle of the town square, he is crowned and this signifies that the festivities may begin. The pubs stay open until 3.00 a.m.!
Duration 3½ minutes
A PACK includes a full score plus a full set of wind, brass and percussion parts plus strings 4/4/3/4/2.

The other two movements of the Ring of Kerry are also available:
1. Jaunting Car - Goodmusic GMCO196
2. Lough Leane - Goodmusic GMCO197

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