Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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Four settings of Irish country songs

By Marjo Tal

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and instrument(s) (voice rec hpd viol)
year
1983
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Roisin Dubh (words by Thomas Furlong)

The Gallows Tree (local poetry)

Savourneen Deelish (words by George Colman the younger)

Shule Agra (local poetry, 18th century)

Images

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About Marjo Tal

(01/15/1915 - 08/27/2006)
Marjo Tal

Marjo Tal shunned publicity and rarely gave interviews. As a composer and a pianist she was solely concerned with creating and recreating music, and was subservient to this her entire life. The few magazine articles about her published through the years reveal her passionate and self-conscious artistry. Sparse photographic material shows a beautiful woman with sensual and melancholic features. Tal survived the war underground. Her career as a pianist peaked in the mid 1960s and she then focused more on composing. At the end of her life she emigrated to Israel.

by Esther Blom