Sheet Music: Pheasant's Dance

TitlePheasant's Dance
Alternate titlesDance in Queen Mab
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-09-02
Last updated2015-09-02
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Tune of the Day: Pheasant’s Dance

Traditional English tune

This jig appears in the 1770 music manuscript of William Vickers, and as “Dance in Queen Mab” in the first volume of James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, published in 1782. “Queen Mab” was a pantomime written by Charles Burney, James Oswald and other composers and staged in Drury Lane, London, in 1750. Presumably, this “Pheasant's Dance” was derived from a piece from this production.