Sheet Music: The Zeak Waltz

TitleThe Zeak Waltz
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB-flat major
RangeE♮4–Eb5
Time signature4/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-03-30
Last updated2015-03-30
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Categories
Celtic Music, Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk

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Monday 30 March 2015

Tune of the Day: The Zeak Waltz

Traditional Cornish tune

Despite its name, this is not a waltz tune! “The Zeak Waltz” is a hornpipe tune from Cornwall, the Celtic and most south-western part of England. It appears in Ralph Dunstan's 1929 The Cornish Song Book, where it is listed as “a march formerly very popular at outdoor Sunday school treats”; this association leads to the speculation that ‛Zeak’ might be short for Ezekiel.

As with all hornpipes, this tune is commonly played with a swing on eighth notes.