Sheet Music: The Northern Lass

TitleThe Northern Lass
Alternate titlesMuirland Willie
Lord Frog and Lady Mouse
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeG4–Bb5
Time signature6/8
Tempo50 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-12-12
Last updated2017-12-12
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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Tune of the Day: The Northern Lass

Traditional English country dance

This old Northern England country dance tune first appeared in print in John Playford's Apollo's Banquet, published in London in 1669. It subsequently appears in several ballad operas, although in altered form, usually with the title “Lord Frog”, from a song written to it by Thomas D'Urfey which begins “Great Lord Frog to Lady Mouse”.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this tune!