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Led by Ernest Element
Conductor, W. K. Stanton
Stanford's opera Shamus O'Brien was first performed in London in 1896. The plot deals with a conflict between Irish lads and English soldiers-' rebels' and ' tyrants ' as they passionately call each other, and the overture is designed to emphasise this conflict. The composer has included therein two folk tunes, one Irish and one English. The Irish one is best known to us (from the verses written to fit the music by Alfred Perceval Graves) as ' Father O'Flyn', but the tune is really that of ‘The Top o' the Cork Road '. The English melody is an old marching tune, which even in Cromwell's day was known as The Glory of the West.'


Conductor: W. K. Stanton
Unknown: Shamus O'Brien

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