dominickdiorio
conductor composer
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An Irish Blessing

Choral Music

chorus with piano

work detail

instrumentation: SATB chorus and piano

completion date: june 2014

duration: 4 1/2 minutes

texts: Traditional

audio

An Irish Blessing

performances

july 25, 2015 (premiere)

Texas Choral Directors Association 2015 Convention
Middle School / Junior HS Honor Choir
Dr. Andrea Ramsey, clinician
Dominick DiOrio, guest conductor
San Antonio Convention Center (Ballroom A) - San Antonio, TX

january 16, 2016

Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Convention
WCDA Middle Level Honor Choir
Brett Robison, conductor
Lawrence University - Appleton, WI

may 01, 2016

University of Maryland Chamber Singers
Dominick DiOrio, guest conductor
​UMD School of Music - College Park, MD

october 26, 2016

Bob Jones University Collegiate Choir
Fred R. Coleman, conductor; Ruth N. Coleman, piano
War Memorial Chapel - Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC

november 19, 2016

Tennessee All Northwest Jr. High Honor Choir
Bradley Almquist, conductor
West Jackson Baptist Church - Jackson, TN

april 26, 2017

Northern Illinois University All-University Chorus
R. Brett Goad, conductor
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL

october 26, 2017

University of Indianapolis Schola
Paul Krasnovsky, conductor
University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN

march 14, 2018

​
Sycamore High School Chamber Choir
Deanna Tausch, conductor
Sycamore High School - Sycamore, IL

scores

published

Carl Fischer (purchase the score)

commission

Commissioned by the Texas Choral Directors Association
for the TCDA Middle School / Junior HS Honor Choir 2015 - Dr. Andrea Ramsey, conductor

program note

An Irish Blessing is a setting of the poignant text "May the road rise up to meet you." This text has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and this setting brings out the hopeful and aspirational qualities of the poetry with energetic rhythms in the piano and legato sweep in the voices. Appropriate for all ages of mixed choruses from middle school and high school, to collegiate, civic, church and professional.

This work is dedicated fondly to conductor Dr. Andrea Ramsey and the members of the Texas Choral Directors Association 2015 Middle School / Junior HS Honor Choir, for whom the setting was commissioned. I must also express gratitude to Jennifer Galligher, without whom this collaboration would not have been possible. After leaving a faculty teaching position in Houston in 2012 to accept a job at Indiana University, I am positively delighted to return now under such wonderful circumstances.

information

audio

An Irish Blessing


performances

july 25, 2015 (premiere)

Texas Choral Directors Association 2015 Convention
Middle School / Junior HS Honor Choir
Dr. Andrea Ramsey, clinician
Dominick DiOrio, guest conductor
San Antonio Convention Center (Ballroom A) - San Antonio, TX

january 16, 2016

Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Convention
WCDA Middle Level Honor Choir
Brett Robison, conductor
Lawrence University - Appleton, WI

may 01, 2016

University of Maryland Chamber Singers
Dominick DiOrio, guest conductor
​UMD School of Music - College Park, MD

october 26, 2016

Bob Jones University Collegiate Choir
Fred R. Coleman, conductor; Ruth N. Coleman, piano
War Memorial Chapel - Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC

november 19, 2016

Tennessee All Northwest Jr. High Honor Choir
Bradley Almquist, conductor
West Jackson Baptist Church - Jackson, TN

april 26, 2017

Northern Illinois University All-University Chorus
R. Brett Goad, conductor
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall - Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL

october 26, 2017

University of Indianapolis Schola
Paul Krasnovsky, conductor
University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN

march 14, 2018

​
Sycamore High School Chamber Choir
Deanna Tausch, conductor
Sycamore High School - Sycamore, IL


scores


published

Carl Fischer (purchase the score)


commission

Commissioned by the Texas Choral Directors Association
for the TCDA Middle School / Junior HS Honor Choir 2015 - Dr. Andrea Ramsey, conductor


program note

An Irish Blessing is a setting of the poignant text "May the road rise up to meet you." This text has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and this setting brings out the hopeful and aspirational qualities of the poetry with energetic rhythms in the piano and legato sweep in the voices. Appropriate for all ages of mixed choruses from middle school and high school, to collegiate, civic, church and professional.

This work is dedicated fondly to conductor Dr. Andrea Ramsey and the members of the Texas Choral Directors Association 2015 Middle School / Junior HS Honor Choir, for whom the setting was commissioned. I must also express gratitude to Jennifer Galligher, without whom this collaboration would not have been possible. After leaving a faculty teaching position in Houston in 2012 to accept a job at Indiana University, I am positively delighted to return now under such wonderful circumstances.


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