Munster Heart waltz

Also known as Cremonea, Croí Muimhneach, Croi Muimhneach, Croidhe Mhumhan, Heart Of Munster, The Heart Of Munster.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Munster Heart has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Munster Heart
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: EF |G2 B>A FG | E4 e/f/g | ed cB A>^G | A2 D2- DE/F/ |
GE BA FG | A2 D2 EF | G2 FE F^D | E4 :|
|: B^d |e2 e^d B/c/d | e4 AB | de d>B AG | F2 d2 G>A |
B2 cB A^G | A2 BA GF | GE AG FG | E4 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Munster Heart
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: AB |c2 dc Bc| A4 ab/c’/ | ag fe dc | d2 G2 AB |
c2 BA Bc | d2 G2 AB | c2 BA Bc | A4 :|
|: e^g |a2 a^g eg | a2 a2 de | =ga ge de | g2 g2 ^c>d |
e2 fe dc | d2 ed cB | c2 dc Bc | A4 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Munster Heart
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: EF |G2 BA FG | E4 ef/g/ | ed cB AG | A2 D2 EF |
G2 BA FG | A2 D2 EF | G2 FE FG | E4 :|
|: B^d |e2 e^d Bd | e2 e2 AB | de dB AB | d2 d2 ^G>A |
B2 cB AG | A2 BA GF | G2 AG FG | E4 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Munster Heart
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: AB |c2 dc Bc| A4 ab/c'/ | ag fe dc | d2 G2 AB |
c2 BA Bc | d2 G2 AB | c2 BA Bc | A4 :|
|: e^g |a2 a^g eg | a2 a2 de | =ga ge de | g2 g2 c>d |
e2 fe dc | d2 ed cB | c2 dc Bc | A4 :|
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 5
T: Munster Heart
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: EF |G2 AG FG| E4 ef/g/ | ed cB AG | A2 D2 EF |
G2 FE FG | A2 D2 EF | G2 FE FG | E4 :|
|: B^d |e2 e^d Bd | e2 e2 AB | =de dB AB | d2 d2 G>A |
B2 cB AG | A2 BA GF | G2 AG FG | E4 :|
# Added by JACKB .
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Seven comments

“Croí Muimhneach” / “Munster Heart” / “The Heart of Munster” / “Cremonea” ~ C: Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin

C: Turlough O’Carolan, 1670 - 1738

Here’s an A minor transcription followed by a direct transposition to E minor for comparison to what has been given here ~


X: 1
T: Croí Muimhneach
T: Cremonea
T: Munster Heart
T: Heart of Munster, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: AB |\
c2 dc Bc| A4 ab/c’/ | ag fe dc | d2 G2 AB |
c2 BA Bc | d2 G2 AB | c2 BA Bc | A4 :|
|: e^g |\
a2 a^g eg | a2 a2 de | =ga ge de | g2 g2 ^c>d |
e2 fe dc | d2 ed cB | c2 dc Bc | A4 :|

K : Emin
|: EF |\
G2 BA FG | E4 ef/g/ | ed cB AG | A2 D2 EF |
G2 BA FG | A2 D2 EF | G2 FE FG | E4 :|
|: B^d |\
e2 e^d Bd | e2 e2 AB | de dB AB | d2 d2 ^G>A |
B2 cB AG | A2 BA GF | G2 AG FG | E4 :|

Here are a couple of takes via YouTube ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEvU-um1lHo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAoDarSw-Fk


And more dots ~
http://www.oldmusicproject.com/
http://www.oldmusicproject.com/OCC.html
http://www.oldmusicproject.com/occ/tunes.html
http://www.oldmusicproject.com/AAOCC/Gif192-214/192-Cremonea.gif

http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/index.php?sm=home.score&scoreID=63370

I think of this more in line of a ‘lament’, not rushed, definitely not a waltz, something more contemplative. Curiously, thought that may just be the quirky wiring in my head, it reminded me of a slow Hungarian/Transylvanian czardas when I first heard it… Some play it ridiculously slow and erratic, others, more sadly, steam through it…

K: Amin ~ | g2 g2 ^c>d | ~ & K: Emin ~ | d2 d2 ^G>A | ~

The raised 3rd, the B-part, bar 4, 3rd beat, in the A minor version and the transposition to E minor, c# & G# respectively, has never agreed with me. Unfortunately I hadn’t my copy of Donal O’Sullivan’s "The Complete Works of Turlough O’Carolan" to check the first ABCs against, ABCs which exist in several instances online, as notated here, supposedly with the source notes taken from this collection, see links above … Personally, wherever it started, I think the raised third is a mistake and play them as merely c or G respectively, rather than sharp…

Duplication ~

Good catch, the identical tune, as already linked to, and with ABCs, but this time not given with that damned c# ( ^c ) but an indication for a roll? ~ still weird… :-/

And this one, this is the homepage and steps through to your link ~
http://www.irishpage.com/
Carolan’s Tunes as numbered and published by Donal O’Sullivan
http://www.irishpage.com/songs/carolan/carolmid.htm
Cremonea / The Heart of Munster
http://www.irishpage.com/songs/carolan/cremonea.htm

Curiously, various ABCs of this floating about have given that bar with the ^ instead of ~ … The first meaning ‘#’ (sharp) and the second representing ‘roll’… So it was a screw up, as suspected…

Thanks for clearing that up david… I miss our library that and other O’Carolan and early harp music is in…