David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

Hebridean fairy's love song (Tha Min sgith) arranged for Alto or Baritone and Guitar

SM-000165581
Alternative title
Tha min sgith
Composer
folklore
Arranger
David W Solomons
Lyricist
folklore, James Hogg
Publisher
David W Solomons
Genre
World / Ethnic / Scottish
Instrumentation
Contralto, Countertenor, Baritone, Classical guitar
Type of score
Score for two performers
Duration
2'45"
Language
English, Scottish Gaelic, Scots
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2012

Description
Old and still popular folk song, also known as Hebridean fairy's love lilt.
The music is arranged here for alto or baritone voice and guitar, and I have given the melody to the guitar at one point, allowing the voice to provide a counter melody.

(The song can also be sung by a man since the legend is that it was a male fairy who fell in love with a young lady)

The original Gaelic words are anonymous (traditional)

(for the pronunciation of the Gaelic you can compare the following version from the BBC, but note that the words are different in places:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/songs/song_02/page_05.shtml )

The wording in Lowlands Scots is by James Hogg (from his Ettrick Shepherd).

The sound sample is a live performance by David W Solomons (using the James Hogg version of the words).


I have also provided transposed versions of the Marjorie Kennedy Fraser arrangement for voice and piano, which are also available here:
http://www.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-86012_tha_min_sgith_a_fairy_s_love_song_voice_and_piano.html#86012

Upload date
04 Jun 2012

Price

Sheet music file
6.00 USD
PDF, 208.7 Kb (5 p.)

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