Sheet Music: The Bee's Wing

TitleThe Bee's Wing
Alternate titlesBee's Wing Hornpipe
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB-flat major
Time signature4/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-07-15
Last updated2012-07-15
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Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 15 July 2012

Tune of the Day: The Bee's Wing

Traditional hornpipe

This tune is commonly attributed to the 19th-century Gateshead (near Newcastle), northern England, composer James Hill, who was nicknamed the “Newcastle Paganini”. Named after a famous Newcastle racehorse, the “Bee’s Wing” has become in modern times one of the most popular Scottish fiddle hornpipes.