Leaves of Shamrock A Collection of the Melodies of Ireland
Leaves of Shamrock : A Collection of the Melodies of Ireland newly arranged and adapted for the Piano and Organ. Oliver Ditson and Co 1885. Dark green hardcover with gold lettering. Some wear to head and foot. Quarto 79 pp Musical scores on each of the pages, about 2 per page. The characteristics of a nation are expressed in its music - the genuine folk-melodies= and, in collecting these "Leaves of Shamrock" we have taken pains to procure the original airs of Ireland, without relying to any great extent upon modern tunes with Irish names, though we have introduced several of the latter that seem to have grown into favor among our Irish people. For convenience we have indexed such extra titles as were given to the melodies by Irelan's poet, Thomas Moore, in his adaptation of the same to his famous songs.