Sheet Music: Cooper's Hornpipe

TitleCooper's Hornpipe
Alternate titlesThe Exciseman's Hornpipe
Fox in the Dumps
Swan's Hornpipe
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–A5
Time signature4/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-02-26
Last updated2016-02-26
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Categories
Celtic Music, Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 26 February 2016

Tune of the Day: Cooper's Hornpipe

Traditional Scottish tune

This Scottish tune appears twice in Northumbrian musician William Vickers's 1770 manuscript, once as “Fox in the Dumps” and once as “Exciseman's Hornpipe”. The melody later appeared in a number of 19th-century English manuscripts, sometimes under the title “Swan's Hornpipe”.