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At The End Of The Sky Album

At The End Of The Sky is Fuaimlaoi’s second recording of the liturgical compositions of Ronan McDonagh. Its thirteen diverse tracks breathe new life into biblical psalms, native laments, prayers, hymns and airs in a musical style that draws inspiration from sean-nós singing, plainsong, sacred polyphonic choral music and traditional Irish instrumental music. The fluent, expressive singing is supported by subtle instrumental arrangements featuring organ, solo violin, string quartet, uilleann pipes, flute, accordion, low whistle and tin whistle. The words of the settings are printed in the CD inlay booklet, with English translations provided for all the Irish texts.

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At The End Of The Sky Book

The At The End Of The Sky book contains the sheet music of all the settings. Great care has been taken to accurately reproduce the accompaniments and arrangements of the recording.

At the core of most of the settings is a vocal melody which carries the text and an organ accompaniment. They are conceived this way and are effective when performed in this straightforward manner, enabling parishes with modest musical resources to perform
the music.

 

Due to practical considerations it was only possible to include a very small numbers of the instrumental parts in the book; those omitted are available for purchase by request through the CONTACT page on this website.

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Ancient Promise Album

With Ancient Promise, Fuaimlaoi brings to life the liturgical compositions of Ronan McDonagh. An uplifting recording of sixteen diverse tracks, it presents scripture texts, hymns, Irish prayers and poetry in a musical style that grows out of our native tradition. It includes meditative instrumental airs, polyphonic choral pieces - both reflective and exuberant, and lyrical unison psalms and hymns with instrumental arrangements featuring organ, solo violin, string quartet, uilleann pipes, flute and accordion.

The words of the settings are printed in the CD inlay booklet, with English translations provided for all the Irish texts.

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Ancient Promise Book

The Ancient Promise book contains the music of all the settings. Great care has been taken to accurately reproduce the accompaniments and arrangements of the recording.

 

At the core of most of the settings is a vocal melody which carries the text and an organ accompaniment. They are conceived this way and are effective when performed in this straight-forward manner, enabling parishes with modest musical resources to perform the music.

 

Due to practical considerations it was not possible to include all the instrumental melodies in the book; those omitted are available for purchase by request through the CONTACT page on this website.