Sheet Music: The Bill of Rights

TitleThe Bill of Rights
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–G5
Time signature6/8
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-03-01
Last updated2012-03-01
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Thursday 1 March 2012

Tune of the Day: The Bill of Rights

Traditional English country dance

This English jig was originally published in Charles and Samuel Thompson’s Compleat Collection, vol. 3, appeared in London in 1773. The title refers not to the American Bill of Rights (which, of course, the tune predated) but to the English Bill of Rights, passed by Parliament in 1689 when they invited William and Mary to the throne of England. It enumerates, among other important points, governance under a constitutional monarchy.