Fionnuala was the only girl in a family of boys, resented and ill-treated by their father's new wife. The stepmother eventually turned the lot of them into swans. I have set this tune with a left-hand that becomes almost a counter melody, with contrary and parallel motion. Play it simply and beautifully.
One and a half pages of music and text by Thomas Moore; Intermediate level; In A minor (key of C), with one pre-set G#; no lever changes, fingerings or brackets.
Listen to The Song of the Fionnuala (software-generated mp3):