Sheet Music: Balmoral Castle

TitleBalmoral Castle
ComposerJames Scott Skinner (1843–1927)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–F#6
Time signature4/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time1:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-11-14
Last updated2014-11-14
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Marches, Show-off pieces

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Friday 14 November 2014

Tune of the Day: Balmoral Castle

March tune by James Scott Skinner

This march and its accompanying variations were composed by fiddler J. Scott Skinner after he visited the summer residence of Queen Victoria in Scotland, located between Braemar and Ballater on the river Dee in the Grampians. Skinner describes the music as a “March bright & teeming with life”. The first variation represents “a rush of water”, probably the river Dee as it runs through the castle's grounds.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!