Sheet Music: The Plough Boy

TitleThe Plough Boy
Alternate titlesThe Curly-Headed Plowboy
The Flaxen-Headed Ploughboy
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyF major
RangeF4–D6
Time signature2/2
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-05-03
Last updated2015-05-03
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Reels, Rondos, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 3 May 2015

Tune of the Day: The Plough Boy

Traditional English tune, arranged for two flutes

This traditional English reel is also known as “The Curly-Headed Ploughboy”. Back in the 1950s, when the BBC used traditional tunes to introduce programs, this particular tune was used to introduce an early-morning market report for farmers.

The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.