Sheet Music: Parson’s Farewell

TitleParson’s Farewell
Alternate titlesSil, stile en reys
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
RangeF4–A5
Time signature2/2
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time0:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2013-07-26
Last updated2013-07-26
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Dance tunes, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 26 July 2013

Tune of the Day: Parson’s Farewell

Traditional English tune

This country dance tune was first published under the title “Parsons Farewell” by John Playford in the first edition of his The English Dancing Master (1651), but the melody clearly predates Playford. An earlier version of the melody can be found, for example, in the Skene Manuscript (circa 1615) under the title “Ostend”.