Sheet Music: La Belle Catharine

TitleLa Belle Catharine
Alternate titlesLady Belle Catherine
Come Let Us Dance and Sing
Grandmother's Polka
Inkle and Yarico
Wedding Day
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2016-11-27
Last updated2016-11-27
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Sunday 27 November 2016

Tune of the Day: La Belle Catharine

Traditional country dance tune

Scholar Kate Van Winkler Keller calls this tune “one of the most popular tunes of the late 1780s”. It was popular with fifers as well as fiddlers, and it was notably published in New Instructions for the German Flute (London, c. 1780). It was a favorite country dance in England and the Post-Revolutionary United States, and was still played by fifers during the American Civil War (1861).