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Anonymous: "Sailor's Hornpipe" for Flute Trio

"Sailor's Hornpipe" for Flute Trio
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Composer : AnonymousAnonymous
Instrumentation :

Wind Trio

Style :

Celtic

Arranger :
Publisher :
 AnonymousMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
The Sailor's Hornpipe (also known as The College Hornpipe and Jack's the Lad) is a traditional hornpipe melody.

The hornpipe is any of several dance forms played and danced in Britain and elsewhere from the late 17th century until the present day. It is said that hornpipe as a dance began around the 16th century on English sailing vessels. Movements were those familiar to sailors of that time: "looking out to sea" with the right hand to the forehead, then the left, lurching as in heavy weather, and giving the occasional rhythmic tug to their breeches both fore and aft.

The usual tune for this dance was first printed as the "College Hornpipe" in 1797 or 1798 by J. Dale of London. It was found in manuscript collections before then – for instance the fine syncopated version in the William Vickers manuscript, written on Tyneside, dated 1770. The dance imitates the life of a sailor and their duties aboard ship. Due to the small space that the dance required, and no need for a partner, the dance was popular on-board ship.

Accompaniment may have been the music of a tin whistle or, from the 19th century, a squeezebox. Samuel Pepys referred to it in his diary as "The Jig of the Ship" and Captain Cook, who took a piper on at least one voyage, is noted to have ordered his men to dance the hornpipe in order to keep them in good health. The dance on-ship became less common when fiddlers ceased to be included in ships' crew members.

Although likely originally written for folk instruments, I created this arrangement for Flute Trio (Flutes (2) or Piccolo/Flute & Alto Flute).
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Sheet central :The Sailor's Hornpipe (Jack's the Lad) (3 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2013-02-09


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