Sheet Music: Harper's Frolic

TitleHarper's Frolic
Alternate titlesHarper's Frolick
Harper's Fancy
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–G5
Time signature2/4
Tempo116 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-10-29
Last updated2014-10-29
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
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Dance tunes, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 29 October 2014

Tune of the Day: Harpers Frolic

Traditional English country dance tune

This very popular English session tune, often paired with “Bonnie Kate”, originally appears in the Harrison and Wall music manuscript from the village of Ashover, Derbyshire, dated 1762-75. The tune has developed from the original in the ‘folk process’ of modern playing, and nowadays it is often considered a polka, although of course it predates the polka form.