Drawing on the influence of contemporaries like Bartók and Vaughan Williams, his compositions are firmly rooted in the European classical tradition while also revealing an engagement with Irish folk music. This embracing of Gaelic culture is resoundingly evident in the final track on the CD, Clare’s Dragoons, utilising the forces of the orchestra, philharmonic choir, bagpipes and baritone. Based on a work by the poet and patriot Thomas Davis, it is a triumphant call to celebrate the nation of Ireland.
1. The Four Masters Overture
2. Sinfonia Votiva
3. An Cóitín Dearg (Ballet suite)
4. Clare's Dragoons