Sheet Music: Hamilton House

TitleHamilton House
Alternate titlesThe Honorable Colonel Hamilton's Delight
New Bumpkin
ComposerJoseph Reinagle (1762–1836)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-09-14
Last updated2015-09-14
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 14 September 2015

Tune of the Day: Hamilton House

Traditional Scottish jig

This melody was composed by Edinburgh composer and cellist Joseph Reinagle about 1783, and was originally called “Colonel Hamilton's Delight”.

There is a Scottish country dance called “Hamilton House”, which portrays in the steps the peculiar succession of the earldom of Selkirk: if the Duke of Hamilton, head of the house, has a younger brother, then the earldom passes to the latter rather than to the duke. However, there is also a Hamilton House, or Lord Magdalen's House, in the old village of Preston, East Lothian, Scotland.

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!