Sheet Music: The Siege of Limerick

TitleThe Siege of Limerick
Alternate titlesHole in the Wall
O how happy's he
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature3/2
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2013-07-14
Last updated2013-07-14
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Sunday 14 July 2013

Tune of the Day: The Siege of Limerick

Traditional English dance tune

The title of this tune refers to an event in the year 1691, when William of Orange invaded Ireland and defeated the native Irish forces. The melody seems to be a composition of the famous English composer Henry Purcell, first appearing as part of his incidental music to the play The Prophetess, staged in London 1690. Henry Playford published the tune in the 9th edition of the Dancing Master (1695).