Sheet Music: Lord St. Vincent

TitleLord St. Vincent
Alternate titlesO'Fenlon's Hornpipe
Madame Grazi's Hornpipe
Vincent's Hornpipe
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeE4–C6
Time signature4/4
Tempo152 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-01-25
Last updated2018-01-25
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Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 25 January 2018

Tune of the Day: Lord St. Vincent

Traditional English hornpipe

The earliest appearance of this tune is in Thompson's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1799. It subsequently appeared in several 19th-century publications and manuscripts.

The title honors Admiral John Jervis (1735–1823), Lord St. Vincent, a contemporary of the celebrated Lord Horatio Nelson's and himself a hero of the Napoleonic Wars and the victor of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent. The title “Vinton's Hornpipe”, by which the tune appears in some publications, is a probably a corruption of the original title honoring Jervis.