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|Work Title||With the Wild Geese (Poem for Orchestra)|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IHH 9|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1910|
|First Performance.||1910/9/23, Cardiff Festival, Cardiff|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||17-20 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||3 Flutes (3rd also Piccolo), 2 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Clarinets in A/B♭, Bass Clarinet in B♭, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in C, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (Piccolo Snare, Bass Drum, Cymbals), Strings|
Written for the Cardiff Festival, 1910.
Title taken from a set of poems by Emily Lawless inspired by the "Wild Geese", the name, according to the preface, given by the Irish to the exiles who gave their allegiance ("swords") to France before and after the battle of Aughrim and surrender of Limerick in 1691. The poems detail the events of the battle of Fontenoy, 1745.