Sheet Music: Farewell to my Harp

TitleFarewell to my Harp
ComposerCharles Edward Horn (1786–1849)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
RangeF#4–G5
Time signature6/8
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-02-08
Last updated2018-02-08
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Ballads, Romantic

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Thursday 8 February 2018

Tune of the Day: Farewell to my Harp

arranged for two flutes

This melody was originally written by London-born composer and singer Charles Edward Horn. It was published in an arrangement for voice and piano in 1825, with the caption “a ballad sung with rapturous applause by Miss George, in the opera of John of Paris”.

Farewell to my harp for its numbers are o'ver,
Well a day! Well a day! Well a day!
Its chords shall resound to my fingers no more;
And hush'd is the song that my soul loved to pour.

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