Sheet Music: Birnam Wood

TitleBirnam Wood
ComposerJohn Gow (1764–1826)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2015-05-01
Last updated2015-05-01
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Strathspeys, Traditional/Folk


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Friday 1 May 2015

Tune of the Day: Birnam Wood

Traditional Scottish strathspey

This slow strathspey, characterized as a “Marching Air” by Paul Stewart Cranford, was composed by John Gow, one of the sons of Niel Gow, the most famous Scottish fiddler of the 18th century. John established a London publishing firm with his brother Andrew, and distributed brother Nathaniel Gow's publications.

The town of Birnam, Perthshire, sits on the River Tay, opposite the town of Dunkeld, home to the Gow family.