Sheet Music: The Flag Dance

TitleThe Flag Dance
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeG4–C6
Time signature6/8
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-09-23
Last updated2017-09-23
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Saturday 23 September 2017

Tune of the Day: The Flag Dance

Traditional Scottish jig

The earliest appearance of this lively jig in print is in John Watlen's Celebrated Circus Tunes, published in 1791. The title of Watlen's volume refers to the Royal Circus in Edinburgh, an extension of Phillip Astley's London-based Royal Circus. The Flag Dance, or most likely any number of dances with flags, seems to have been quite popular at the time.