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BILL BLACK'S "SERIOUS" MUSIC PAGE

updated 11/16

Notification of broken links appreciated!







Original compositions and arrangements included on this page are © Bill Black.




TABLE of CONTENTS

BACH MEETS BROONZY (solo piano)
BEST OF THE IRISH TRADITION (arr. piano)
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS (chorus)
CAPE COD ROADS (violin & piano)
CLARINET SONATA (solo clarinet w/piano acc.)
COAST MUSIC (cello & piano)
DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS (chorus)
ELLIS ISLAND TRILOGY (chorus)
FALLEN TOWERS (arr. strings)
FIDDLER'S GREEN (chorus)
FIVE for CHRISTMAS (chorus)
FOUR VOICES, ONE GOD (chorus)
THE IRISH TRADITION for STRING QUARTET
The GOLDEN FLOWER (for violin or strings)
IRISH TRADITIONAL SONGS & HARP TUNES  (arr.for guitar)
ISLE OF THE BLEST (arr. piano & strings)
KNEEL WE BY THE MANGER (chorus)
LAMENT for ROGERS O'NEILL (arr. for string trio)
LAMENTATION for OWEN ROE O'NEILL (arr. for string trio)
MERCHANT MARINERS' HYMN (chorus)
MY LAGAN LOVE (chorus)
OH LORD AND CREATOR OF LIFE (chorus)
PINNIPED SERENADE (chorus)
SKETCHES of IRELAND (solo piano)
STRING QUARTET #1
STRING QUARTET #2
STRING QUARTET #3
THREE FOR NICK (violin & viola w/piano acc.)

VETERANS' HYMN (chorus)
VIOLA SONATA
WALTZ FOR DJANGO (for two guitars)
WATCHADUNE?! (solo piano)







BACH MEETS BROONZY (solo piano)

MP3 PDF



LAMENTATION for OWEN ROE O'NEILL (arr. for violin, viola, & cello)

This is a composition of the great harper Turloch O'Carolan (1670-1738) in honor of a fallen Irish chieftain.


MP3
PDF





LAMENT for ROGERS O'NEILL (arr. for violin, viola, & cello)

Composed by tune collector and musician Francis "The Chief" O'Neill (1849-1936) in honor of his oldest son. (The family lost six of their ten children, including five sons.)


MP3
PDF




BEST OF THE IRISH TRADITION
Songs, Airs, and Harp Tunes arranged for piano

track
tune sound notation
1-1
Adieu Adieu Thou Faithless World MP3 PDF
1-2
Beauty in Tears MP3 PDF
1-3
Bend of the River MP3
PDF
1-4
Carolan's Lament MP3
PDF
1-5
Dark Slender Boy MP3
PDF
1-6
Derry Air MP3
PDF
1-7
Enchanted Valley MP3
PDF
1-8
Fair Hills of Eire MP3
PDF
1-9
For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name MP3
PDF
1-10
Gartan Mother's Lullaby MP3
PDF

CD format (10 tracks, 24.8 mb)
MP3





2-1
Give Me Your Hand MP3
PDF
2-2
Hymn to the Heart of Jesus MP3
PDF
2-3
Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill MP3
PDF
2-4
Lament for Rogers O'Neill MP3
PDF
2-5
Lark in the Clear Air MP3
PDF
2-6
Limerick's Lamentation MP3
PDF
2-7
Lord Mayo MP3
PDF
2-8
Molly McAlpin MP3
PDF
2-9
My Lagan Love MP3
PDF
2-10
My Lodging's in the Cold Ground MP3
PDF

CD format (10 tracks, 25.6 mb)
MP3





3-1
O South Wind! MP3
PDF
3-2
Old Truagh MP3
PDF
3-3
Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow MP3
PDF
3-4
Si Beag Si Mór MP3
PDF
3-5
Song of Repentance MP3
PDF
3-6
This Perverse World MP3
PDF
3-7
Twisting of the Rope MP3
PDF
3-8
Wind That Shakes the Barley MP3
PDF

CD format (8 tracks, 21.7 mb)
MP3








SKETCHES OF IRELAND (solo piano)

1
The Four Provinces
MP3
PDF
2
The Holy Well
MP3
PDF
3
Night at the Pub
MP3
PDF

CD format (3 tracks, 11:25)
MP3





BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS (chorus)

PDF
MP3 (wind ensemble version)
piano reduction lyrics




CAPE COD ROADS (violin & piano)

1. Back Road to the Bay
MP3
PDF
2. Rain on the Road
MP3
PDF
3. Long Road Home
MP3
PDF
4. The Road Not Taken
MP3
PDF
CD format (4 tracks) (12:34, 17.6 mb)
MP3




FIVE for CHRISTMAS (chorus)

 
1. Glory to God
MP3
score PDF
piano reduction
2. Fear Not!
MP3
score PDF
piano reduction
3. Song of the Ox
MP3
score PDF
piano reduction
4. In the Stable
MP3
score PDF
piano reduction
5. Child of Peace
MP3
score PDF
piano reduction
CD format (wind ensemble, 5 tracks; 16:50, 24 mb)
MP3



lyrics for all movements



COAST MUSIC (cello and piano)


1. The Islands
MP3
PDF
2. The Cliffs
MP3
PDF
3. Safe Ashore!
MP3
PDF
CD format (3 tracks) (13:54, 20mb)
MP3





DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS (chorus)

MP3 PDF piano reduction




ELLIS ISLAND TRILOGY (chorus)

1. The Voyage
MP3
PDF
piano reduction
2. The Emigrant's Song
MP3 PDF piano reduction
3. Welcome to America!
MP3 PDF piano reduction
CD version (wind ensemble, 3 tracks) (7:34, 11.8 mb)
MP3




PDF file of lyrics to three movements



FALLEN TOWERS (arr. for strings)

MP3 PDF




FIDDLER'S GREEN (for chorus)

MP3 (arranged for strings) PDF piano reduction





The IRISH TRADITION for STRING QUARTET

Beauty in Tears MP3 PDF
Down by the Salley Gardens MP3 PDF
Fair Hills of Eire MP3 PDF
Gartan Mother's Lullaby MP3 PDF
Limerick's Lamentation MP3 PDF
My Lagan Love MP3 PDF
Si Beag Si Mor MP3 PDF
Twisting of the Rope MP3 PDF



CD format (eight tracks) (19:28, 29.2 MB)
MP3

        



The GOLDEN FLOWER (for Chrysandra Walter-Connolly)


solo violin with piano acc.
PDF MP3
violin - viola - cello with piano acc. PDF MP3




ISLE OF THE BLEST
solo piano
MP3 PDF
strings
MP3 PDF





KNEEL WE BY THE MANGER (chorus)

MP3 (wind ensemble version) PDF lyrics
piano reduction



MERCHANT MARINERS' HYMN (chorus)

MP3 (wind ensemble version) PDF lyrics



MY LAGAN LOVE (chorus)

MP3 (string version) PDF piano reduction



OH LORD AND CREATOR OF LIFE (chorus)

MP3 PDF lyrics
piano reduction




STRING QUARTET #1 (2001)
movement 1
MP3 PDF
movement 2
MP3 PDF
movement 3
MP3 PDF
movement 4
MP3 PDF
CD format (4 tracks) (17:03, 26 mb)
MP3

PARTS



STRING QUARTET #2 (2004)
movement 1 (4:06) MP3 PDF
movement 2 (5:20) MP3 PDF
movement 3 (3:33) MP3 PDF
movement 4 (5:08) MP3 PDF
CD format (4 tracks) (20:56, 31.2 mb)
MP3


PARTS



STRING QUARTET #3 (2005)
movement 1 (5:23) MP3 PDF
movement 2 (6:10) MP3 PDF
movement 3 (5:09) MP3 PDF
movement 4 (3:41) MP3 PDF
CD format (4 tracks) (20:25, 35mb)
MP3


PARTS



THREE FOR NICK (violin, viola, piano) (2009)

        Read me

I. March (2:27) MP3 PDF
II. Elegy (3:56) MP3 PDF
III. Dance (1:46) MP3 PDF
CD format (3 tracks) (8:25, 12.7mb)
MP3

    


VETERANS' HYMN (TTBB chorus)

MP3 (version for strings) PDF lyrics
piano reduction



VIOLA SONATA (2012)
for Shawn Verfaillie


movement 1
MP3
PDF
movement 2
MP3
PDF
movement 3
MP3
PDF
CD version (3 tracks) (11:51, 18mb)
MP3




WALTZ FOR DJANGO (for two guitars)

MP3 PDF





WATCHADUNE?! (solo piano)

MP3 PDF





FOUR VOICES, ONE GOD (TTBB chorus)

www.homeofheroes.com/brotherhood/chaplains.html


MP3 (wind ensemble version) PDF lyrics (choral version)
lyrics (complete)
piano reduction




CLARINET SONATA (solo clarinet with piano acc.) (January 2012)

With sincere appreciation to Dr. Richard Winchell for his assistance.


Mvmt. 1
PDF (A)
PDF (Bb)
PDF (concert)
MP3
Mvmt. 2
PDF (A)
PDF (Bb)
PDF (concert)
MP3
Mvmt. 3
PDF (A)
PDF (Bb)
PDF (concert)
MP3
CD format (Bb, 3 tracks) (9:15, 15mb)
MP3




The PINNIPED SERENADE (for SATB chorus) (added 11/12/16)

PDF
MP3