Sheet Music: Miss Gayton's Hornpipe

TitleMiss Gayton's Hornpipe
Alternate titlesMiss Heaton's Hornpipe
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeG4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-05-08
Last updated2016-05-08
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
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Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 8 May 2016

Tune of the Day: Miss Gayton's Hornpipe

Traditional English hornpipe

The earliest appearance of this tune in print is in A Selection of Elegant & Fashionable Country Dances, Reels, Waltzs, &c. for the Ensuing Season 1808, originally published in London. Miss Esther Jane Gayton was a dancer and actress who played a Sylph at Drury Lane as early as 1806.

Shropshire poet and musician John Moore entered the hornpipe into his manuscript collection as “Miss Heaton's Hornpipe”, while Francis O'Neill printed the tune under the title “Sailor's Hornpipe”.