Sheet Music: The Rival Hornpipe

TitleThe Rival Hornpipe
Alternate titlesThe Rival Reel
The Fair Maidens
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature2/2
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-11-18
Last updated2014-11-18
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Hornpipes, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 18 November 2014

Tune of the Day: The Rival Hornpipe

Traditional Scottish tune

This tune can be played either as a hornpipe or as a reel. It is taken from Ryan's Mammoth Collection, published in 1883.

The tune could possibly have been named for the clipper ship Rival, a name that appears in American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 by Howe and Matthews, and in fact a few other tunes in Ryan's also appear to be named after engineering or transportation accomplishments of the mid-19th century.