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CYO musical repertoire

A policy of purchasing, rather than hiring, music has resulted in a substantial and valuable music library which is available to the CYO for performances. The music library allows the CYO to work on up to thirty works per year and provides a wide repertoire for our young musicians.

Works we have presented over the last decade:

Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.1 Festival Overture Op.96
Shostakovich: Romance, from The Gadfly Suite
Shostakovich: Barrel Organ Waltz 7, from The Gadfly Suite
Malcolm Arnold: Peterloo
Khachaturian: Lezghinka, from “Gayaneh”
Holst: The Planets
Holst: Somerset Rhapsody Op.21
Max Bruch: Romance for Viola Op. 85
J.Massenet: Meditation from ‘Thaïs’
V. Monti: Czardas
G. Rossini: Overture ‘The Thieving Magpie’
Saint Saens: Introduction & Rondo Capriccio Op. 28
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
Edvard Grieg: Norwegian Dances Op. 3
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E b. K.V.44
Shaun Davey: The Brendan Voyage
Georges Bizet: L’Arlésienne, Suite No.1 & No.2
Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite Nos.1 & 2
A. Arutjunjan: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
H. Berlioz: March from ‘The Damnation of Faust’
L. Anderson: various show and film themes

Works commissioned and first performed by CYO:

‘Aisling’, composed by Dr Declan Townsend (conducted by Tomás McCarthy)
Commissioned to celebrate 40th anniversary of the CYO in 1998

‘In Memoriam 3-11-04’, composed by Angel Climent (conducted by Tomás McCarthy)
Commissioned for the tour to the Czech Republic in 2004

‘Partholon’, composed by Flaithrí Neff and orchestrated by Peadear Townsend (conducted by Tomás McCarthy)
Commissioned to celebrate 50th anniversary of the CYO, 2008-’09. Funded by Cork County Council.

‘Illusions’, composed by Keith O'Donoghue & Ciarán O'Connaill, both members of CYO.

Soloists with whom we have performed:

Mary Hegarty, Soprano
Cara O'Sullivan, Soprano
Majella Cullagh, Soprano
Nyle Wolfe
Sir James Galway, Flute
Rebecca Capova, Piano
Sarah Sexton, Violin
Wendy Dwyer, Soprano
Joe Corbett, Baritone
Breiffni Horgan, Tenor
Ioana Petcu, Violin
Michelle Fleming, Violin
Eoin Schmidt Martin, Viola
Julia O'Riardan, Violin
Anna O'Riordan, Violin
Hugh Murray, Violin
Seán Clinch, French Horn
Mark O'Keeffe, Trumpet
Julie O'Sullivan, Soprano
Eoin Leahy, Tenor
Holly McConnell, Violin