Sheet Music: The Newsman

TitleThe Newsman
Alternate titlesThe Widow's Rant
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeF#4–G5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-10-01
Last updated2017-10-01
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 1 October 2017

Tune of the Day: The Newsman

Traditional Scottish jig

This G-major jig, probably of Scottish origin, is taken from Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905. The tune is very similar to one that had appeared over a century earlier in James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1782) under the title “The Widow's Rant”.