Lughnassadh Song: Honor the Athletes


As Lughnassadh arrives, it just so happens that the Summer Olympic Games conveniently coincide with the traditional time for sports in Ireland dating back to before written records. This inspired me, for better or worse, to start with a concept of some sort of grand march to honor the tradition of athletic competition in the style of modern opening ceremonies, albeit with a bit less pizazz due to the simple fact that I can't conjure up a full orchestra.

Musically, this is one of the more challenging things I've created, since it relies on my very rusty trombone skills, and some of the notes that are needed are strictly speaking not in the range of the instrument I had available. For those nutty enough to try to record this, I'd recommend either electronic instruments, or re-transcribe the lowest and highest parts for trumpet and tuba.

All works are copyright by yours truly, but may be distributed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 4.0. That means, in short, you can use them yourself and your grove, and play the song to your heart's content both in private and in public, but must give credit where credit is due, and if you're planning on selling something involving this song we need to talk about that first.

Sheet Music

Honor the Athletes - full orchestration

Honor the Athletes - vocals only


Honor the Athletes

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