Sheet Music: I've been roaming

TitleI've been roaming
ComposerCharles Edward Horn (1786–1849)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
RangeD4–D6
Time signature2/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-02-17
Last updated2017-02-17
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Rondos

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Friday 17 February 2017

Tune of the Day: I've been roaming

arranged for two flutes

This melody in rondo form (ABACA) was originally written by London-born composer and singer Charles Edward Horn (1786–1849). The lyrics are sometimes attributed to a George Sloane, about whom, however, very little is known. One source gives 1882 as Sloane's date of birth, but that seems highly improbable given that the piece was already known as “I've been roaming” well before that date.

I've been roaming, I've been roaming
Where the meadow dew is sweet,
And I'm coming, and I'm coming
With its pearls upon my feet.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.