Conductor – Elmer Bernstein. Orchestra – RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Painting – Louis le Brocquy. Photography – Charlie Collins (5), The 79 Slide File. Producer – Bill Whelan. Recorded By – Windmill Lane. Sleeve – Steve Averill, The Creative Dept. Aspect Of Ó Riada by Louis le Brocquy (painting on back sleeve). Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat.
Nomos N. and his film score to Mise Éire were the most successful of his orchestral works and are presented on Seán Ó Riada: Orchestral Works in wonderful new performances with the RTÉ National Symphony and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Nomas N. features Irish pianist Cathal Breslin and is unashamedly modern in conception and in the clarity of the writing for strings.
RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Emmanuel Lawler & Robert Houlihan. 22. 11. O Riada: Mise Éire, Mobilisation Easter 1916 (Boolavogue;Orchestral Suite). Seán Ó Riada & RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Robert Houlihan.
Seán Ó Riada led a tragically short life. He was much interested in Irish folk music of which he made a number of arrangements. The genre often informs his concert music as can be heard in some of the works recorded here such as The Banks of Sulán, Seoladh na nGamhan ( The Herding of the Calves ) and parts of the score for the film Mise Éire. Riada planned to compose a series of seven pieces sharing the title of Nomos. He managed to complete four. Besides the ones recorded here mention can be made of Nomos N. (1957/63) for baritone, chorus and orchestra and Nomos N. (1966) for orchestra. Nomos N. and Nomos N. are purely abstract pieces of music with no folk influence whatsoever.
Background information. Between 1961 and 1969 Ó Riada lead the Ceoltóirí Chualann group. They played in concert halls dressed in black suits with white shirts and black bow ties, but relied on traditional songs and tunes. An ordinary céilidh band or show-band would have musicians who competed with each other to grab the attention of the audience. Ceoltóirí Chualann played sparse lucid arrangements.
Although he uses a full orchestra, much of what is here does cross paths with the work of the Chieftains, and no concert harp was ever used in so warm and intimate a way as it is here. 1. Mise Éire : Mise Éire/Miontéama/Cogadh Na Mbórach/So.
Sean O. Riada, Mark Armstrong - Seolta Music Limited. Sean O Riada's legendary setting of the Irish traditional melody 'Roisin Dubh' adapted for concert band. Mise Eire was used in the seminal Irish film of the same name and was performed by the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra. Both the film, which dealt with the War of Independence, and the music captured the imagination of the Irish public. O Riada's dramatic and imaginative use of traditional airs and marches along with his own scores, made him a household name when the film.
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The RTÉ Concert Orchestra is one of the two full-time professional radio orchestras in Ireland that are part of RTÉ, the national broadcasting station. Since its formation as the Radio Éireann Light Orchestra in 1948, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, has grown from a small studio-based recording group to become an active 45-strong orchestra performing over eighty concerts annually. It is part of RTÉ Performing Groups.
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|CEFTV 134||Seán Ó Riada - RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Elmer Bernstein||Seán Ó Riada - RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Elmer Bernstein - Mise Éire (LP, Album)||Gael-Linn||CEFTV 134||Ireland||1987|
|CEFCTV 134||Seán Ó Riada - RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Elmer Bernstein||Seán Ó Riada - RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Elmer Bernstein - Mise Éire (Cass, Album)||Gael-Linn||CEFCTV 134||Ireland||1987|