Brian Boru's March

Composer: Traditional
Arranger: Nicole Chamberlain
Instrumentation: 3 C Flutes with optional Bodhran
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 Minutes
Format: PDF
Price: $10.00

"Brian Boru’s March” is a traditional Irish tune about the High King of Ireland from about 941-1014. Brian Boru died in the Battle of Clontarf in which his army defeated the Vikings. This tune, originally a slow air, commemorates the journey where his body was brought back to Armagh for burial. The tune, however, does work well as a lively dance at a faster tempo. Perhaps, the original unknown composer purposely composed a tune with the ambiguity of the victory, but with the loss of a leader.