Sheet Music: Polly Peachum's Hornpipe

TitlePolly Peachum's Hornpipe
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
RangeD4–Bb5
Time signature3/2
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2015-11-02
Last updated2015-11-02
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Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk

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Monday 2 November 2015

Tune of the Day: Polly Peachum's Hornpipe

Traditional English tune

This old-style hornpipe in 3/2 time appears in Walsh's third volume of Lancashire tunes, called Lancashire Jigs, Hornpipes, Joaks, etc., published around the year 1730. The title refers to the character of Polly Peachum from John Gay's 1728 ballad opera The Beggar's Opera, but this tune does not appear to be part of the original music by Johann Christoph Pepusch.