Sheet Music: The Hawk That Swoops On High

TitleThe Hawk That Swoops On High
ComposerJohn MacKay (1860–1925)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature3/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2013-08-15
Last updated2013-08-15
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Thursday 15 August 2013

Tune of the Day: The Hawk That Swoops On High

Scottish pipe tune

This piece was composed by Pipe Major John MacKay (1860–1925) as a 3/4-time retreat march, based on the old Gaelic song “Creag Ghuanach”. Retreat “marches” are traditionally gentle, lilting tunes to be played at the end of the military day.