Sheet Music: Hector the Hero

TitleHector the Hero
ComposerJames Scott Skinner (1843–1927)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature6/8
Tempo36 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-03-03
Last updated2014-03-03
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Celtic Music, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 3 March 2014

Tune of the Day: Hector the Hero

by James Scott Skinner

This classic lament, to be played slowly and sadly, was penned by Scottish composer and fiddler James Scott Skinner in 1903. It was written as a tribute to Major-General Hector MacDonald, a distinguished Scottish general around the turn of the century.

The tune has been covered by many artists since its release, and is still reasonably well known today.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!