Saothair / Works

Clasaiceach / Classical

(at some stage he switched from the word Opus to that of Nomos in numbering his work)

Setting for four poems by Ezra Pound “Lustra” (opus 1) (1953)

Settings of three poems by Thomas Kinsella (opus 2) (1954)

Suite for unaccompanied violin (opus 3)

Prelude and Fugue for Harpsichord (Opus 4) (BBC)

Sonata for Pianoforte, 9 short preludes for pianoforte (Opus 5) (Radiodiffusion Francaise, July 1954)

Four songs for Baritone and Piano (opus 6) “Oh Mistress Mine” – Shakespeare, “D’une Prison” – Verlaine, “Atthis” – Pound, Song without words. 1955 RTÉ

Symphony no 1 (opus 7) “L’homme Armé”

Overture (Opus 8 ) “Olynthiac”

Suite “Thomas Moore” (Opus 9)

Divertmento for wind quartet, voice and side drum (Opus 10)

Nomos 1 “Hercules Dux Ferrariae” (1957) 8 movements for String Orchestra.

Nomos 2 “Sophocles” on Theban cycle for Bar., Chorus and Orch. (1957 -’65)

Nomos 4 Solo piano and Orchestra. (1958)

Nomos 6 Triptyque pour Orchestre Symphonique (1960)

The Lords and the Bards (Text Robert Farren)

SATB,Mixed chorus and Symphony Orch.

5 Greek Epigrams (1958) (Agathias,Scholastikos,Leonidas, Anacreon, Teocratas, Antiphilos)

Mixed choir, flute and guitar.

Requiem for a Soldier (1968)

Mixed choir, solo Sop.,Ten.,Bar., and organ

Requiem Mass (as above but with further pieces added) (1970)

Overture Olynthiac (1957) Orch.

The Banks of Sulán (1956) Orch.

Seoladh na nGamhna (1959) Orch.

In memoriam Aloys Fleischmann (1964) Bar. and Pianoforte

Text by H. C. Holderlin

Some 25 orchestral arrangments of traditional Irish tunes.

120 Chorale arrangments of Irish songs.

Other works:

Over 700 arrangments of songs and dance music for traditional group, various lecture series, the most important of these being a series delivered on Radio Éireann in the early sixties entitled “Our Musical Heritage” and a short series of lectures on Irish music generally delivered in UCC some weeks before he died.

A play called “Spailpín a Rúin”, articles,essays and some songs.

There is also a body of original Irish melodies compposed by him with the express purpose of letting them drift into the main stream of Irish songs and Melodies, the best known of these being “Mná na hÉireann” (text by Ó Dorinín).

Two Masses Cúil Aodha (1965) and Glenstall (1968). These masses were followed by the Requiem already mentioned.