Arthur Sullivan’s Irish Symphony, 1864

Arthur Sullivan’s Irish Symphony, 1864

The composer from the Gilbert & Sullivan collaboration also worked with an Irish composer from Tralee named Arthur O’Leary. I’m trying to locate their Irish works. Like Beethoven, and Viktor Herbert, and Stanford, and many other classical composers, they used Irish melodies directly in larger compositions. I’d like to assemble these Irish pieces from classical music or find such efforts already underway.

Re: Arthur Sullivan’s Irish Symphony, 1864

I’m familiar with the use of Irish tunes in Stanford’s Irish Symphony (1887), I don’t remember that from Sullivan’s. I’ll have to have a new listen. Interesting project.

Re: Arthur Sullivan’s Irish Symphony, 1864

There’s a vast amount to be found on Google: including this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_in_E_(Sullivan)
And he was a most prolific composer, outside of his collaborations with WS Gilbert, including many hymn tunes, best known perhaps being "Onward Christian Soldiers".