The magical setting of this cherished melody combines exquisite orchestration with dramatic harmonies. At times, the arrangement is quite plaintive sounding, which is balanced with more contemporary harmonies and powerful countermelodies. Endless opportunities for music making abound, and there certainly will not be a dry eye in the house when the group plays the final chord after a haunting violin solo. Inspirational!
This arrangement is a setting of Londonderry Air, the popular anthem from northern Ireland. The tune was given lyrics in 1913 by an English lawyer named Frederick Edward Weatherly, and would then become known as Danny Boy.